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The Police, William Parker and Parker Field & SonsThe ‘Bow Street Runners’ originally numbered eight and werefounded by Henry Fielding, the Novelist and Magistrate, in 1750.They have been described as London’s first Police Constables. Theprinciple difference between the runners and ‘thieftakers’ ofprevious years was their formal attachment to the Bow Streetmagistrate’s office. They did not patrol but rather worked out ofFielding’s office and court at Number 4 Bow Street, serving writsand arresting offenders on the authority of the magistrates. Theiruniform originally included a scarlet waistcoat and consequentlythey were named Robin Redbreasts. In 1792 an Act of Parliamentestablished seven Public or Police offices, located at Hatton Garden,Worship Street, Queen Square, Union Hall, Great MarlboroughStreet, Shadwell and Lambeth Street. Later another was set up atMarylebone. Each usually had three resident magistrates and six toeight constables. Following the collapse of the Peace of Amiens in1803 the Home Office issued an order to the London Police Officesto arm their constables, the main supplier of these weapons wasWilliam Parker of Holborn, discussed below. In 1829 Sir William Peelestablished the Police of the Metropolis as a professional uniformedforce. The old Police Offices were taken over and became PoliceCourts with no powers of actual policing. The equipment from thePolice Offices was acquired by the new police and a number of thepieces, such as truncheons, were stamped MP from this timeonwards.William Parker started work at his premises at 233 Holborn in 1793and continued there until his death in 1841. He produced a broadrange of objects from cheap pocket pistols to top grade duellingpistols and sporting guns as well as swords, truncheons, tipstaves,rattles and manacles. Parker became the main supplier of weaponsto the Police from 1803. Despite the official contract for Policeswords being granted to Hibbert the majority of swords extant areby Parker. As each Police office was independent there was somevariation in the style of weapons produced. The early pistolsgenerally have box-lock mechanisms and are inscribed with thename of the office. Parker also supplied weapons to many otherbodies including prisons and local watches. These included swords,generally with single-edged blades etched with both the maker’sname and the office or prison. According to archive sources onlyParker supplied pistols to the Police. However, there is no reasonwhy individual offices would not have purchased pistolsindependently and had them engraved accordingly.Following Parker’s death in 1841 his will bequeathed the gunmakingbusiness to his son-in-law Field on the condition that it continuedunder the name of Parker Field. The business remained at 233Holborn until 1877 and was only demolished in 1935. Although thiswas the main address the firm had a number of workshops atMansell Street and Tavistock Square, from where some pieces areoccasionally marked. A number of firearms by Parker and Parker,Field & Sons have serial numbers which appear to runconsecutively, though there are no contemporary records extant tocorroborate this.6


9A POLICE SWORD BY W. PARKER MAKER TO HISMAJESTY, HOLBORN LONDON, AND A POLICE SWORDBY PARKER FIELD & SONS, 233 HOLBORN LONDONthe first with etched blade and brass stirrup hilt; the secondstamped with the maker’s details at the forte, and the bladefitted with a spring for a catch engaging the scabbardthroat, brass hilt, in its brass-mounted scabbard60cm; 23K in blade61cm; 24in blade(2)£300-400910A POLICE SWORD BY WM PARKER, LONDON, DATED1817 AND A POLICE SWORD BY W. PARKERthe first etched with the maker’s details and ‘Warranted1817’ on the respective sides of the blade, brass hilt, in itsbrass-mounted leather scabbard with leather frog; thesecond with etched blade, and brass hilt48.5cm; 19in blade60.5cm; 23N in blade(2)£300-4001011A CONSTABULARY SWORD BY PARKER FIELD & SONS, 233HOLBORN LONDON AND A VICTORIAN POLICE SWORDthe first with etched blade including the inscription ‘O.C.No.27’, brass hilt, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard (pressstud missing); the second stamped ‘VR’ at the forte, brass hiltwith press stud, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard57cm; 22G in blade61cm; 24in blade(2)£200-3001112A POLICE SWORD BY PARKER FIELD & SONS AND AWALLASEY POLICE FORCE SWORDthe first with etched blade incorporating the letters ‘M.C.,’brass hilt stamped ‘54’ on the quillon and fitted with pressstud, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard with its leatherfrog; the second with etched blade, brass hilt stamped‘6D2’ on the quillon and fitted with press stud, in its brassmountedleather scabbard with its leather frog58cm; 22N in blade61cm; 24in blade(2)£300-400129


13A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY SWORD FOR THEHORSE PATROL NO.55, BY W. PARKER, MAKER TO HISMAJESTY, HOLBORN, LONDON AND A VERY RAREHORSE PATROL ARM BAND13 (part)with etched blade and in its scabbard (the hilt and scabbardeach pitted); the second of light brown woven material,printed with the Royal arms between the letters ‘H’ and ‘P2’and retaining its brass bucklethe first: 83cm; 32I in blade(2)£300-40014A DISMOUNTED HORSE PATROL NO.103 POLICE SWORDAND A HACKNEY TRUST POLICE SWORD BY W. PARKER,MAKER TO HIS MAJESTY, HOLBORN, LONDONthe first with etched blade, brass hilt, in its brass-mountedleather scabbard the locket inscribed ‘No.103’; the secondwith etched blade, brass hilt numbered ’36’ on the quillon,in its brass-mounted leather scabbard inscribed ‘No.36’ onthe locket56cm; 22in blade1453cm; 20P in blade(2)£350-45015A POLICE SWORD BY HEBBERT & CO., PALL MALL,LONDON AND A POLICE SWORD BY R.S. GARDEN, 29PICCADILLY, LONDONeach etched with the maker’s details on the blade, brasshilt with press stud, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard62cm; 24D in blades(2)15Though Hebbert won the tender to supply the MetropolitanPolice with swords surviving examples by him are veryrare.£300-40016A RARE SOUTHERN RAILWAYS POLICE SWORDwith etched blade including the inscription ‘SouthernRailways’ on one side and either the maker’s or the divisionon the other (worn, areas of pitting), brass hilt with pressstud, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard1659cm; 23D in blade£250-30010


17A POLICE SWORD BY WILLIAM MILLS & SON, 120 HIGHHOLBORN, LONDON AND A NORWICH POLICE SWORDBY PARKER FIELD & SONS, 233 HOLBORN LONDONthe first with unusual etched blade of flattened-triangularsection double-edged towards the point, steel hilt withpress stud, in a contemporary steel-mounted leatherscabbard fitted with a spring catch for engaging the crosspiece;the second with straight blade etched with themaker’s details and the inscription ‘Norwich Police’(perhaps later), brass hilt, later grip, in its brass-mountedleather scabbard54.5cm; 21G in blade61cm; 24in blade(2)£200-3001718A BERWICK COUNTY CONSTABULARY SWORD, BYPARKER FIELD & SONS, 233 HOLBORN, LONDON AND ANORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY CONSTABULARY SWORDthe first with etched blade, brass hilt, and in its brassmountedleather scabbard; the second with etched blade,brass hilt, in its brass-mounted leather scabbard (press studmissing)56.5cm; 22D in blade60cm; 23K in blade(2)£300-4001819A VICTORIAN POLICE SWORD BY C.ROBINSON,BIRMINGHAMwith etched regulation blade incorporating a crown above apair of entwined thistles, and the owner’s name ‘Supt ThosWoollaston’ on the back-edge, steel hilt of regulation type,in its nickel-plated steel scabbard; and A YATAGHANBAYONET BY PARKER, FIELD & SONS, 233 HOLBORN,LONDON, in its scabbardthe first: 82cm; 32D in blade(2)Thomas Woolaston served in the County of Stafford for 38years and 10 months. In 1884 he published PoliceExperiences and Reminiscenes of Official Life.£200-2501911


20A GEORGIAN FLAIL TRUNCHEON BY HARGRAVEPOSSIBLY FOR THE CITY OF LONDON AND A GEORGE IIIPAINTED TRUNCHEON OF THE BOW STREET POLICE20the first fitted with a pair of brass bands inscribed with themaker’s name and ‘Constables staff, the top section paintedwith the Royal cypher and a coat-of-arms, perhaps the Cityof Westminster; the second painted with the crowned Royalarms, a portcullis, ‘Bow St’ and ‘H.P. No. 33’ (both worn)35cm; 13N in and 53cm; 20N in(2)£250-30021A GEORGIAN TRUNCHEON FROM THE QUEENS SQUAREPOLICE OFFICE WESTMINSTER AND A GEORGE IVTRUNCHEON FROM THE WORSHIP STREET POLICE OFFICE21the first painted with the crowned Royal Arms, the arms ofWestminster and impressed ‘Qn Westr’ on the grip; thesecond painted with the crowned Royal cypher and‘POWSt 65’ (both worn)53.5cm; 21in and 45cm; 17N in(2)£250-3002222A GEORGIAN TRUNCHEON FROM THE MARLBOROUGHSTREET POLICE OFFICE AND A WILLIAM IV ST PANCRASTRUNCHEON, PROBABLY FOR A PARISH SPECIALCONSTABLEthe first painted with the crowned Royal Arms, Royalcypher, ‘Marlborough Street’ and ‘3’; the second paintedwith Royal cypher, crown‘ St Pancras Middx 235’44cm; 17D in and 46cm; 18in(2)PROVENANCE:The E. Dicken Collection£300-35023TWO WILLIAM IV SPECIAL CONSTABLE’S TRUNCHEONSBY PARKER, HOLBORN23each painted with crowned Royal cypher, and ‘SpecialConstable’46cm; 18in and 47cm; 18D in(2)£200-25012


24A WILLIAM IV POLICE TRUNCHEON BY PARKER,HOLBORN AND A VICTORIAN POLICE TRUNCHEONthe first painted with the crowned Royal arms and theRoyal cypher; the second painted with the crowned Royalcypher and ‘Police’46cm; 18in and 44cm; 17D in(2)£300-3502425A VICTORIAN SPECIAL CONSTABLE’S POLICETRUNCHEON AND A VICTORIAN METROPOLITAN POLICETRUNCHEON BY HEBBERT & CO, LONDONthe first painted with the crowned Royal cypher ‘SC’ andimpressed with a crowned ’MP’ and painted with the smallinitials ’LC’; the second painted with the crowned Royalcypher and ‘MP’, and impressed ‘N313’2543.5cm; 17in and 44.5cm; 17I in(2)£200-25026A VICTORIAN SPECIAL CONSTABLE’S POLICETRUNCHEON BY PARKER, 233 HOLBORN AND AVICTORIAN POLICE TRUNCHEON WITH A LABELRECORDING ITS USE IN THE CHARTIST RIOT,KENNINGTON COMMON, 1848the first painted with the crowned Royal cypher, and‘Special Constable’; the second painted ‘VR’, with a crown,‘St M.N’ and with a label inscribed ‘Constable’s staffChartist Riot, Kennington Common 1848’47cm; 18I in and 45cm; 17N in(2)The gathering on Kennington Common on 10th April 1848was a peaceful one, with estimated numbers ranging from15,000 to 300,000. The government presented a very largeshow of force that day, with 8000 soldiers and 150,000Special Constables being in London. Nonetheless the daypassed with relative peace, the military threatened tointervene only if the Chartists attempted to cross the river.£200-2502627TWO VICTORIAN METROPOLITAN POLICE TRUNCHEONSBY FIELD, 233 HOLBORNpainted with the crowned Royal arms and ‘MP’, and oneimpressed ‘AR 54’ and ‘B29’both 32 cm; 12I in(2)£200-2502713


28A TRUNCHEON OF RUDIMENTARY FORM, DATED 1858,PROBABLY AN EMERGENCY ISSUE FOR THE CHARTISTRIOTS, A CHELSEA SPECIAL CONSTABLE’S TRUNCHEON,A HACKNEY SPECIAL CONSTABLE’S TRUNCHEON AND AWHALEBONE LIFE PRESERVER28 (part)the first crudely incised with the date, 1867 and ‘SC’; thesecond of similar form, boldly impressed with a crown, ‘SC’and ’Chelsea’; the third painted ‘Hackney SC’ and theremaining surface left plain; and the fourth formed oftwisted baleen with weighted bulbous terminals45cm; 17N in, 46.3cm; 18D in,43.5cm; 17D in and 35.5cm; 14in(4)£200-25029A QUEENS SQUARE WESTMINSTER POLICETRUNCHEON, A COMBINED TRUNCHEON AND POLICEWHISTLE AND A PLAIN TRUNCHEONthe first retaining traces of paint, and impressed‘Qn.S.West.’, the second of plain form, fitted with a brasscap top and bottom, the latter incorporating a whistle(probably later); the third painted black59cm; 23D in, 62cm; 24G in and 58.3cm; 23in(3)£100-14030A VICTORIAN METROPOLITAN POLICE TRUNCHEON BYFIELD, 22 TAVISTOCK STREET, W.C. AND A VICTORIANPOLICE TRUNCHEON BY PARKER, HOLBORN30the first painted with crowned Royal cypher and redcartouche formerly painted MP (worn), the second paintedwith crowned Royal arms and ‘Police’39cm; 15D in and 46cm; 18in(2)£200-25031A VICTORIAN POLICE TRUNCHEON OF INSPECTOR’STYPE, TWO METROPOLITAN POLICE TRUNCHEONS,ANDANOTHER TRUNCHEONthe first plain, the second and third stamped with acrowned MP mark, and the third of plain polishedhardwood44.5cm; 17I in, 44cm; 17D in, 43cm; 17in and 32cm; 12I in(4)31£120-18014


32A RARE POST 1902 CASED TRUNCHEONthe truncheon applied with transfer painted coat-of-arms,and crown (base chipped), in its leather case with the Royalcoat-of arms and with belt loop38cm; 15in(2)£120-1803233TWO VICTORIAN SPECIAL CONSTABLE’S TRUNCHEONSPARKER, 233 HOLBORNeach painted with the Royal cypher, one painted ‘SpecialConstable’ and the other ‘Special’43.5cm; 17D in and 47.5cm; 18N in(2)£150-2003334A VICTORIAN PAINTED TRUNCHEON BY PARKER 233HOLBORN, AND A PLAIN VICTORIAN TRUNCHEON BYFIELD 233 HOLBORN, LONDONthe first painted with crowned Royal cypher and‘Constable’; the second impressed with the crowned Royalcypher and left plain3446cm; 18in and 46.2cm; 18D in(2)£100-15035A RARE GEORGIAN POLICE STAFF FOR THE WORSHIPSTREET POLICE OFFICE, LATE 18TH CENTURYwith pierced crown finial on a tubular socket engraved withthe Royal Arms and ‘Worship Street’, ebony staff, and brasstubular basal socket inscribed with the three magistratesnames ‘J. Floud Aug 1792’, ‘Jno Nares Dec 1795’, and ‘WmBrodie Nov 1796’49.5cm; 19I in£1500-2000John Nares was promoted to Bow Street in 1807 where heremained until December 1816. William Brodie served atWorship Street 1796-1801.3515


36A GEORGIAN EBONISED POLICE TIPSTAFF36with spherical head formed with a waisted then triangularsection beneath, the latter painted on each face with acrown, ‘Police Office’ and a flower on a red shieldrespectively, and turned grip24cm; 9I in£200-25037A VICTORIAN BRASS-MOUNTED TIPSTAFF37with brass-mounted crown finial, turned ebony grip with abrass tubular socket top and bottom, the former engraved’V2’18.5cm; 7D in£250-30038A VICTORIAN GILT-BRASS AND WHITE METAL-MOUNTEDTIPSTAFF38with pierced gilt-brass crown finial lined in red velvet, andturned ebony haft mounted with a plain silver-colouredmetal collar top and bottom26.5cm; 10G in£500-60039A POLICE EBONY-MOUNTED TIPSTAFF3940with cast gilt-brass crown finial, plain silver-plated tubularhaft, and turned ebony grip29.5cm; 11K inA number of tipstaves of this type are inscribed ’ThamesPolice’, one of which is preserved in the London Museum.See M.Mitton 1985, p.73.£500-60040A FINE TIPSTAFF OF THE WHITECHAPEL POLICE OFFICENO. 8 FORMED ENTIRELY OF WHITE METAL, FIRSTQUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURYwith pierced crown finial lined in crimson velvet, two-piecehaft inscribed on the upper section and swelling on thelower, and with a bud-shaped finial top and bottom25cm; 9N in£600-80016


41A VICTORIAN METROPOLITAN POLICE TIPSTAFF FOR ACONSTABLE IN PLAIN CLOTHES FORMED ENTIRELY OFBRASS, BY PARKER, FIELD & SONS, 233 HOLBORNLONDONwith screw-on crown finial retaining traces of originalgilding, and tubular haft inscribed ‘Metropolitan PoliceConstable employed in plain clothes’18cm; 7in£400-5004142A VICTORIAN METROPOLITAN INSPECTOR’S TIPSTAFF INITS PATENT CASE WITH SPRING RELEASE, BY PARKER,FIELD & SONS, LONDONwith brass crown finial, plain brass socket top and bottom,the latter stamped with a broad arrow between the letters’WD’ and with the maker’s details, turned wooden grip, andretaining much original finish, in its original leather carryingcase with sprung-base, the frog impressed and flapstamped ‘Field’s Patent’ (base loose)42the tipstaff: 18cm; 7B in(2)This was purchased by the current owner from a relative ofthe Inspector who originally carried it.£300-40043A BRASS-MOUNTED TIPSTAFF OF THE UNION HALLPOLICE OFFICEwith pierced crown finial, tubular socket inscribed ‘PoliceOffice Union Hall’ and turned oak grip (worn)20.5cm; 8in£200-25044A VICTORIAN BRASS-MOUNTED TIPSTAFF OF THEQUEENS SQUARE WESTMINSTER PUBLIC OFFICE, NO.3with brass crown finial, stamped with inscription on thetubular brass socket (possibly refreshed), and turnedwooden grip20cm; 8in£300-40045A VICTORIAN BRASS-MOUNTED TIPSTAFF BY PARKER,FIELD & SONS, LONDONwith brass crown finial, turned grip, and tubular brass basestamped with the maker’s details, stamped with a broadarrow between the letters WD, and retaining much originallacquer18.5cm; 7D in£300-35043444517


46A VICTORIAN BRASS-MOUNTED TIPSTAFF OF WILLIAMBOWYER, HEAD CONSTABLE, QUEENS SQUARE POLICEOFFICE, WESTMINSTER4647with brass crown-shaped finial inscribed on its tubularsocket, and with turned wooden grip18cm; 7in£300-35047A VICTORIAN TIPSTAFF FORMED ENTIRELY OF BRASS BYPARKER, FIELD & SONS, 233 HOLBORN, LONDONwith screw-off crowned head, stamped with the maker’sdetails on the body and retaining much original laqueredfinish16cm; 6in£200-25048A LARGE GEORGIAN POLICE RATTLE OF THE LAMBETHWATCH BY A.E. WOOD48of characteristic form, impressed with a crowned GR, themaker’s details, and crudely incised ‘Lambeth WatchmanNo. II’24cm; 9I in£60-8049FOUR VARIOUS POLICE RATTLEScomprising a double rattle crudely incised ‘Bow St’(possibly later); a small rattle stamped ‘SP’ and ‘67 (clappermissing); another, similar, by Parker 233 Holborn stamped‘A 558’; and another similar, unmarked(4)£60-8049 (part)50FOUR POLICE AND ONE RAILWAY WHISTLESthree of the Metropolitan patent by J.Hudson & Co.;another, by the same maker, stamped ‘ARP’; another, of theLiverpool City Police, by R.Kelly & Sons, Liverpool; and aLondon and North West Railways whistle(6)£80-1205018


51A METROPOLITAN POLICE OIL LAMP BY HIATT & COBIRMINGHAM, EARLY 20TH CENTURYwith hinged cover fitted with glass lens, stamped ‘MP’ atthe top on one side and applied with maker’s brass labelon the other, retaining its original oil bottle, fitted with beltloop and a pair of handles at the rear; together with acontemporary protective leather panel stamped ‘268 E’, cutwith four slits for fitting onto the belt behind the lampthe first: 19cm; 7I in high(2)£100-1505152FIVE METROPOLITAN HELMET PLATESthree with ERII cypher, one with GR VI cypher, one applied‘F663’ in the centre, ten further badges, four police buttons,a Westminster Magistrates neck badge, and a Police helmet(badge missing)(20)£120-1805253NINE AMERICAN POLICE BADGESincluding badges for a Florida Chief, a WinchesterCommissioner, Alabama, Missouri Sheriff, Atlantic CitySpecial Detective and a Birmingham Detective badge(9)£80-1005319


54SIX POLICE AND OTHER ARM BANDScomprising a WWII ARP enamelled arm badge; two blueand white striped duty arm bands, two Special Constable’sarm bands and badges, and an air raid warden sleeve rank(6)£50-705455A PAIR OF METROPOLITAN POLICE STATION RAILINGCAPITALS, CIRCA 1905of cast iron, each decorated with the letters MP within aframe at the front and surmounted by a crown16.5cm; 6I in high(2)£40-6056SEVEN VARIOUS PISTOL HOLSTERS, EARLY 20THCENTURYand a Prideaux speed loader, and a leather case with twoBeesley patent magazines(9)5557£150-25057NINE PAIRS OF HANDCUFFScomprising a pair in a leather case by Brownhepburn &Gale Ltd; a pair of Bean 1899 patent type, a pair of EastGerman handcuffs; a pair of American leg irons by theHarvard lock company, New York; a pair of French doublelocking handcuffs; a pair of spring operated snips; a pair ofcased handcuffs; another pair of handcuffs; and a pair ofhandcuffs by Froggatt(9)£200-25058TEN PAIRS OF HANDCUFFScomprising a pair by Hiatt dated 1960; an unusual pair byHiatt marked patent 38; a pair of snips by Hiatt; a pair ofhandcuffs by Parker Field & Sons; 233 Holborn, London; apair of handcuffs by Hiatt; another pair by Hiatt dated 1901;a pair of handcuffs from the Sunderland Charge Office; apair of Birmingham Police handcuffs; a pair of snips of theCheshire constabulary; and a pair of handcuffs by Parker,Holborn(10)£200-2505820


59NINE VARIOUS HANDCUFFS, MANACLES AND IRONSa pair by Field & Sons, 233 Holborn, a single manacle byField & Sons, 233 Holborn; three cuffs; a pair of handcuffsby T. Cowdy dated 1871; a single manacle; a set of snipsby T.A. Longmore; a single manacle (rusted); a pair of legirons by Field & Sons 233 Holborn; and a large pair of irons(rusted)(11)£150-2005960A LEATHER TRUNCHEON HOLSTER AND POLICE BELT,TWO METROPOLITAN POLICE BELTS, LATE 19TH/EARLY20TH CENTURY, A READING POLICE BELT, AND ANOTTINGHAMSHIRE CONSTABULARY BELT(5)£50-8061A FINELY CONSTRUCTED MINIATURE BRASS CANNONBY W. PARKER MAKER 233 HOLBORN, LONDON, CIRCA1840formed in four stages, swelling towards the muzzle andwith raised mouldings, a pair of plain trunnions, raised ventfield, signed on the underside of the the base ring andstruck with London proof marks, and pierced cascabel: onits brass-mounted rosewood carriage; and a detachedFrench regulation flintlock mechanism, early 19th Centurythe first: 21.5cm; 8I in barrel(2)£300-400606121


626362A FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS BY W. PARKER, MAKER TOHIS MAJESTY, HOLBORN, LONDON, CIRCA 1820with signed three-stage brass barrel belled towards themuzzle, engraved over the breech and fitted with steelspring bayonet secured by a catch on the barrel tang,signed engraved bolted lock fitted with roller, pierced cock,figured walnut full stock, chequered grip, and engravedsteel mounts including trigger-guard with acorn finial (laterramrod, the steel parts with areas of pitting)81cm; 32in£1400-180063A FINE AIR CANE BY PARKER FIELD AND SONS 233HOLBORN LONDON, NO. 9452 MID-19TH CENTURYwith black-painted sighted barrel fitted with a button trigger,the muzzle with a threaded brass cap and wooden ramrod,the barrel lined with a rifled brass sleeve threaded at themuzzle for securing the ramrod cap, original black japannedstock en suite, green-stained figured horn handle andretaining much original finish throughout (small losses): inits original fitted oak case lined in blue felt, and retaining itsaccessories including signed browned pump numbered ensuite (the lining with areas of light wear)57cm; 22G in barrel£1200-180022


646564A D.B. PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY W. PARKER,MAKER TO HIS MAJESTY, HOLBORN, LONDON, NO. 5379CIRCA 1820with signed rebrowned twist sighted barrels, inlaid with twopairs of gold lines at the breech and engraved with aflower, engraved case-hardened breech tang decoratedwith scrolls and fern foliage, pierced platinum plugs, finelyengraved locks decorated with border ornament, foliageand a cock and hen pheasant on the respective sides,signed ‘W. PARKER Improv’d Detonating’, highly figuredwalnut half-stock, chequered grip, engraved steel mountsincluding trigger-guard decorated with a hound trackinggame and with a rabbit on the butt-plate, silver escutcheonwith the owner’s initials, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, andcontemporary brass-tipped wooden ramrod76.5cm; 30B in barrels£350-45065A VICTORIAN PERCUSSION MUSKET BY PARKER FIELD &SONSwith black-painted sighted barrel, signed lock, regulationlock and mounts, with its steel ramrod84.8cm; 33G in barrel£200-25023


666766A VOLUNTEER PERCUSSION BRUNSWICK RIFLE BYW. PARKER, LONDON, CIRCA 1840with rebrowned twist sighted barrel fitted with bayonet lugon the left of the muzzle and stamped ‘W Millward’underneath, signed back-action lock, figured walnut fullstock, regulation brass mounts and with its steel ramrod(sling swivels missing)76cm; 30in barrel£1500-200067A FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOL BY W. PARKER,LONDON, TOWER PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, NO. 1155CIRCA 1830with signed octagonal sighted barrel inlaid with a gold lineat the breech, gold lined vent, engraved breech tangincorporating the back-sight and decorated with scrolls andfoliage, signed stepped lock fitted with bolt safety-catchalso locking the steel, fitted with rainproof pan and roller,set trigger, highly figured walnut half-stock, flat-sided buttcut with panels of fine chequering, spurred steel triggerguardengraved with bouquets on the bow and withpineapple finial, vacant silver escutcheon, silver barrel boltescutcheons, silver fore-end cap, and horn-tipped ramrodwith steel worm38cm; 15in£1000-140024


686968A FLINTLOCK MAIL COACH PISTOL BY H.W. MORTIMER &CO, LONDON, GUNMAKER TO HIS MAJESTY, NO. 221,CIRCA 1799-1806with signed swamped brass barrel stamped ‘for HisMajesty’s Mail Coaches’ around the muzzle (worn andillegible in parts), plain steel barrel tang, signed steppedbolted lock (signature worn, small areas of pitting), figuredwalnut full stock, brass mounts of regulation type includingscrolling side-plate, trigger-guard with bud-shaped finial,and butt-plate with tang of shaped outline (later ramrod,worn throughout commensurate with use)37.5cm; 14N inThe standard arms carried by the mail coach guard was ablunderbuss and a pair of flintlock pistols. Under theinstructions of the Mailcoach Superintendent the firearmswere carried loaded and regularly cleaned and checked,which explains the condition of the majority of survivingexamples. H.W. Mortimer is recorded receiving payment forpistols at regular intervals from April 1788 ‘....for firearmsfor the Mail Guards from 24-April 1790-5 January 1791£131-10-0'. He is further recorded supplying pistols for thehorse post in accounts of 2nd December 1803. See F.Wilkinson 2002, p.120.£800-100069A FLINTLOCK MAIL COACH PISTOL BY H.W.MORTIMER,LONDON, GUNMAKER TO HIS MAJESTY, NO. 161, CIRCA1795-99with signed swamped brass barrel retaining traces ofengraved letters around the muzzle, plain steel barrel tang,signed stepped bolted lock (cock replaced), figured walnutfull stock, brass mounts of regulation type includingscrolling side-plate, trigger-guard with bud-shaped finial,and butt-plate with tang of shaped outline (later ramrod,wear commensurate with use)37cm; 14I inSee footnote to previous lot.£700-90025


707170A FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOL BY HENRY NOCK,LONDON, CIRCA 1790with rebrowned twist swamped sighted barrel, patentbreech stamped with the barrelsmith’s gold-lined mark,inlaid with a gold line and gold-lined vent, breech tangengraved with trophies-of arms, signed stepped bevelledlock fitted with bolt safety-catch and roller, set trigger,figured walnut full stock (fore-end expertly replaced),flat-sided butt finely carved with panels of chequering,engraved steel mounts comprising trigger-guard withpineapple finial and engraved with bouquets and a basketon the bow, a pair of steel ramrod-pipes, and later horntippedwooden ramrod38cm; 15in£1000-120071A FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL OF THE GREATMARLBOROUGH STREET PUBLIC OFFICE, BY W. PARKER,LONDON, EARLY 19TH CENTURYwith swamped brass barrel inscribed ‘No. 6’ and ‘London’over the breech, signed stepped lock with roller, figuredwalnut full stock, flat-sided butt, brass mounts of regulationtype, including flush-fitting scrolling side-plate engraved‘Public Office, Gt Marlborough St’, trigger-guard of shapedoutline, and a pair of moulded ramrod-pipes, and with itswooden ramrod (seized, tip missing)35.5cm; 14inA similar pistol with Bow Street inscription on the sideplateis in the Metropolitan Police Collections.£500-60026


7272A PAIR OF FLINTLOCK DUELLING PISTOLS BY WILLIAMPARKER HOLBORN, LONDON, NO. 2542 CIRCA 1800with signed rebrowned octagonal sighted barrels withplatinum-lined vents, engraved breech tangs decoratedwith flowers and fern foliage and incorporating the backsight,signed stepped bolted locks with rollers, ‘French’cocks, figured walnut full stocks, chequered butts,engraved steel mounts comprising trigger-guards withpineapple finials and a pair of ramrod-pipes, and vacantwhite metal escutcheons, and one with horn-tippedwooden ramrod with worm (the steel parts refinished,engraving refreshed, one stock with a hairline crack, oneramrod replaced): in a contemporary relined oak case for apair of d.b. pistols, with brass flask and rammer38cm; 15in£2500-300027


737473A FLINTLOCK OFFICER’S PISTOL BY W. PARKER,GUNMAKER TO HIS MAJESTY HOLBORN, LONDON,BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, NO. 5181 CIRCA 1830with octagonal sighted barrel signed in full on the top flatand fitted with stirrup ramrod beneath, inlaid with a goldline at the breech, platinum vent, engraved breech tang,signed bolted lock engraved with foliage around the borderand behind the cock, highly figured walnut full stock, finelychequered butt, steel mounts including trigger-guardengraved with globes and bouquets on the bow, and hornfore-end cap36.5cm; 14D in£800-100074A FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL BY TATHAM ANDEGG, CIRCA 1801-1810with octagonal sighted barrel engraved ‘London’ (pitted),engraved tang, signed stepped bolted lock (cock replaced),figured walnut full stock, flat sided butt, brass mountsincluding trigger-guard engraved ‘Bow Street’ and withmoulded finial, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod, perhapsthe original (now seized)24cm; 9I inTatham & Egg are not included in the accounts of the BowStreet Office.£400-50028


757675A FLINTLOCK PISTOL OF THE NOTTINGHAM POLICE,BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1830with tapering barrel inscribed ‘Nottingham Police’, struckwith a barrelsmiths mark on the breech (indistinct), andfitted with spring bayonet secured by a catch on the breechtang, stepped lock engraved with naive flowers and fittedwith roller, stamped with the arms of Nottingham beneaththe pan, figured walnut full stock, brass mounts ofregulation type, and with its steel stirrup ramrod39.5cm; 15I inLiterature: Those entrusted with Arms, FrederickWilliamson, 2002, p.19 illustrated.The engraving on the lock is similar to that frequentlyencountered on trade musket locks of the period.£1000-150076A FLINTLOCK TRAVELLING PISTOL FOR THEDISMOUNTED HORSE PATROL, BY W. PARKER, NO. 5644CIRCA 1820with octagonal sighted barrel, signed bolted lock (cockreplaced), figured walnut full stock, flat-sided butt,engraved brass mounts including trigger-guard with finialof shaped line, and crudely engraved ‘ DISMD HORSEPATROLE NO11’, and with its brass-tipped wooden ramrod23cm; 9in£400-50029


7777TWO FLINTLOCK PISTOLS FROM THE WORSHIP STREETPOLICE OFFICE, BY W. PARKER HOLBORN, LONDON,CIRCA 1800with turn-off barrels, box-lock actions signed in full on theleft and inscribed ‘Police Offices Worship Street’ on theright and each numbered 5, sliding thumb-piece safetycatchesalso locking the steels, flat-sided figured walnutbutts, engraved steel trigger-guards, vacant silver ovalescutcheons, and each retaining traces of case-hardeningcolour23cm; 9in(2)These, along with the following lot evidently formed part ofa series made for the Worship Street Police Office.£500-60030


7878TWO FLINTLOCK PISTOLS FROM THE WORSHIP STREETPOLICE OFFICE, BY W. PARKER HOLBORN, LONDON,CIRCA 1800with turn-off barrels, box-lock actions signed in full on theleft and inscribed ‘Police Office Worship Street’ on the rightand numbered 1 and 2 respectively (one top-jaw and screwreplaced), sliding thumb-piece safety-catches also lockingthe steels, flat-sided figured walnut butts (one replaced),engraved steel trigger-guards (one refreshed), and whitemetal escutcheons each crudely engraved with therespective numbers (one action with traces of laterBirmingham proof mark)23cm; 9in(2)See footnote to previous lot.£450-55031


798079A FLINTLOCK PISTOL FROM THE UNION STREET POLICEOFFICE BY T.K. HUTCHINSON, NO. 232 BOROUGH,LONDON, CIRCA 1802-5with signed octagonal barrel inscribed ‘Police Office’ andUnion Street’ on the outer flats, signed stepped bolted lockwith roller (cock replaced), figured walnut full stock,engraved brass mounts including trigger-guard withpineapple finial, butt-cap engraved with an expandedflowerhead, and escutcheon numbered ‘2’, and with itssteel ramrod31.5cm; 12G inT.K. Hutchinson is recorded at this address circa 1802where he presumably stayed until 1805 when he wasworking in Southwark.£500-60080A FLINTLOCK PISTOL BY W. PARKER, HOLBORNLONDON, MAKER TO HIS MAJESTY, NO. 5182, CIRCA1820with signed sighted barrel engraved with a band about themuzzle and over the breech, signed lock fitted with rebluedbolt safety and roller (the cock replaced), figured walnut fullstock, flat-sided butt, engraved brass mounts includingside-plate of livery type, and trigger-guard with pineapplefinial, and original brass-tipped wooden ramrod24cm; 9G in£600-80032


8181A PAIR OF OVER-AND-UNDER TAP-ACTION FLINTLOCKPISTOLS BY WILLIAM PARKER, 233 HOLBORN, LONDON,BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1815with turn-off barrels cut for a key, numbered ‘2’ and ‘3’ onone pistol and on the other the lower numbered ‘1’, boxlockactions signed on an oval carried by elaboratetrophies-of-arms on the left and fitted with tap levers,inscribed ‘London’ on an oval carried by a trophy-of-musicand engraved with a radiating pattern of fern foliageopposite the tap-lever on the right, top-mounted safetycatchesalso locking the steels, figured walnut butt cut withchequering over the spines, engraved silver butt-caps, steeltrigger-guards engraved with bouquets, vacant silverescutcheons, and each retaining traces of early finish14.8cm; 5P in(2)£1400-180033


82TWO FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOLS OF THE HATTONGARDEN POLICE OFFICE BY W. PARKER, HOLBORN,LONDON, TOWER PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 181082the first with turn-off barrel engraved with slendertriangular pattern around the breech, and stamped ‘PoliceOffice, Hatton Garden’, the breech engraved en suite withthe muzzle, box-lock action signed on ovals carried bytrophies-of-arms, folding trigger-guard, sliding safety-catchalso locking the steel, flat-sided walnut butt, and silverescutcheon engraved ‘Hatton Garden 7’ and two initials(the steel parts with very small areas of light pitting, thestock rubbed); the second, very similar (in extensively worncondition)15.2cm; 6in(2)£400-50083A FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL OF THE GREATMARLBOROUGH STREET POLICE OFFICE, LONDON,CIRCA 182083with turn-off barrel, box-lock action engraved No. 1, ‘PoliceOffice Gt Marbro Str’, and ‘London’ beneath swags on therespective faces, flat-sided walnut butt, and engraved steeltrigger-guard (top-jaw replaced, light wear)15.5cm; 6B in£250-30084A FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL SIGNED W. PARKER,HOLBORN, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS,CIRCA 1830with turn-off barrel engraved with a band around themuzzle, box-lock action signed on ovals carried bytrophies-of-arms, incised with Indian arsenal marks on theleft, folding trigger, sliding safety-catch also locking thesteel, finely chequered walnut butt, and engraved silverbutt-cap8414.5cm; 5N in£150-18085A FLINTLOCK BOX-LOCK POCKET PISTOL OF THESHADWELL POLICE OFFICE, LONDON, EARLY 19THCENTURYwith reblued turn-off barrel, box-lock action inscribed ‘No5’and ‘Police Office Shadwell’ beneath a swag on the left and‘London’ on the right, struck with London proof marks,flat-sided walnut butt, and steel trigger-guard engravedwith a flower15.5cm; 6in85£200-25034


8686A PAIR OF FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOLS BY W. PARKER,LONDON, CIRCA 1800with turn-off barrels engraved with a band of acanthusabout the muzzles, numbered 1 and 2 respectively on thebreeches, box-lock actions signed ‘W. PARKER’ andinscribed ‘Holborn London’ on differing trophies-of-arms onthe respective sides, folding triggers enclosed by engravedgarlands, sliding thumb-piece safety-catches also lockingthe steels, flat-sided figured walnut butts cut with finechequering over the spines, and vacant silver escutcheons(areas of pitting): in a contempoary fitted mahogany case,relined in green baize, and with an associated three-wayflask and original bullet mould15.3cm; 6in£1000-120035


8787A FINE PAIR OF FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOLS OF THEMARYLEBONE PUBLIC OFFICE, BY W. PARKER,HOLBORN, LONDON, CIRCA 1810with browned turn-off barrels engraved with a band offoliage about the muzzles and inscribed ‘High Street PublicOffice Marleybone’ on the top, box-lock actions signed onovals carried by trophies-of-arms, fitted with sliding thumbpiecesafety-catches also locking the steels, foldingtriggers, enclosed within an engraved frame, flat-sidedfigured walnut butts cut with chequering on the spine andinner faces (light bruising), vacant silver escutcheons, andremaining in good condition with much original finishthroughout16cm; 6D in(2)£800-100088A FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL BY DUTTON, LONDON,CIRCA 1780with brass turn-off barrel, brass box-lock action signedwithin ovals carried by trophies-of-arms, sliding thumbpiecesafety-catch, flat-sided walnut butt, and steel triggerguardengraved with a star on the bow17cm; 6N in£200-25036


88899089A FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL SIGNED NOCK ANDFENTON, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA1830with turn-off barrel engraved with foliage about the muzzle,signed brass box-lock action with rainproof pan, foldingtrigger, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch also locking thesteel, finely chequered walnut butt, brass butt-cap cast andchased with a lions head in low relief, and vacant silverescutcheon14.5cm; 5N in£250-30090A PERCUSSION KNIFE PISTOL, BIRMINGHAM PROOFMARKS, CIRCA 1860with tapering octagonal German silver barrel, the framefaced with horn panels over brass fillets, and incorporatinga German silver tap for ball at the base, fitted with twofolding knives (probably replaced), and retaining itstweezers and bullet mould (worn, the horn with smallchips)16.5cm; 6I in£250-30037


919291A PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL BY W. PARKER,LONDON, CIRCA 1830with octagonal turn-off barrel numbered 6 at the breech,signed box-lock action engraved with sprays of foliage,blued folding trigger, sliding thumb-piece safety-catch, andfinely chequered walnut butt with vacant silver escutcheon13.5cm; 5G in£180-24092A PERCUSSION OFFICER’S PISTOL OF THE PRESSBURYDIVISION, MACCLESFIELD, BY W. PARKER, MAKER TOHIS MAJESTY, HOLBORN, LONDON, CIRCA 1800converted from flintlock, with sighted barrel retaining tracesof the maker’s inscription, signed bolted lock, figuredwalnut full stock, flat-sided butt, brass mounts of liverytype, including scrolling flush-fitting side-plate, triggerguardinscribed ‘Pressbury Divn Macclesfield Hundd’, andsteel stirrup ramrod (worn)24cm; 9I in£250-30038


939493A PERCUSSION PISTOL OF THE DISMOUNTED HORSEPATROL NO. 4 BY W. PARKER, LONDON, CIRCA 1800converted from flintlock, with octagonal sighted barrel,signed stepped bolted lock, walnut full stock, flat-sidedbutt, and brass mounts including trigger-guard inscribed‘Dismt Horse Patrole No. 4’, and later horn-tipped woodenramrod (the steel parts pitted, the stock worn)23cm; 9in£200-25094A PERCUSSION OFFICER’S PISTOL OF MUSKET BORESIGNED H. NOCK, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA1840with browned barrel inscribed ‘London’, fitted with silverfore-sight, inlaid with a platinum line at the breech,platinum vent, engraved breech tang incorporating theback-sight, signed engraved stepped bolted lock fitted withroller (the cock associated), figured walnut full stock withfinely chequered butt, engraved steel trigger-guard withpineapple finial, engraved steel ramrod-pipe, vacant whitemetal escutcheon, and stirrup ramrod27cm; 10K in£700-90039


959695A D.B. OVER-AND-UNDER PERCUSSION PISTOL OF THEFAVERSHAM CONSTABULARY, BY PARKER, FIELD ANDSONS, NO. 9423 CIRCA 1840-50with signed sighted upper barrel fitted with stirrup ramrodon the lower barrel, each engraved with a band of foliageabout the muzzle, scroll-engraved breech, pierced platinumplug, signed border-engraved bolted back-action locks,figured walnut butt with chequered grip, steel mountsincluding belt hook, trigger-guard engraved ‘FavershamDivision Kent Constabulary’, steel butt-cap fitted with asuspension ring, and vacant silver escutcheon (the steelparts lightly pitted throughout)30.5cm; 12in£400-50096A PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOL BY WILLIAMPARKER, MAKER TO HIS MAJESTY, LONDON, NO. 6054,CIRCA 1830with octagonal sighted barrel inscribed ‘Maker to HisMajesty’, engraved barrel tang, pierced platinum plug withlarge engraved bolster, signed scroll-engraved lock(hammer spur replaced), figured walnut full stock,chequered butt, engraved steel trigger-guard withpineapple finial, and German silver escutcheon engraved‘88’ (later ramrod)21cm; 8D in£300-40040


979897A PERCUSSION PISTOL OF THE BIRMINGHAM POLICE,BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, DATED 1840of regulation type, with tapering barrel fitted with stirrupramrod beneath, border-engraved stepped dated lockinscribed ‘Birmingham Police’, figured walnut full stock, andbrass mounts including butt-cap numbered ‘16’ and fittedwith steel lanyard ring29.5cm; 11K in£300-35098A PERCUSSION TRAVELLING PISTOL BY WILLIAMPARKER, HOLBORN, LONDON, CIRCA 1830with signed octagonal sighted barrel, engraved tang,pierced platinum plug with large engraved bolster, signedscroll-engraved lock (the hammer spur replaced), figuredwalnut full stock, chequered butt, engraved steel triggerguard,vacant German silver escutcheon, and brass-tippedwooden ramrod with steel worm21cm; 8D in£250-30041


9910099A VICTORIAN 1842 PATTERN PERCUSSIONCOASTGUARD OR CUSTOMS PISTOLthe barrel stamped with Ordnance marks, the lock withcrowned VR and engraved ‘Tower’ on the tail, the stockwith further ordnance marks and impressed ‘Yeomans’opposite the lock, and with its stirrup ramrod30cm; 11N in£300-400100A RARE VICTORIAN PERCUSSION PISTOL FOR THE IRISHCONSTABULARY, CIRCA 1847with blued barrel stamped with Cork census marks, bluedaction engraved ‘Tower’ with the date on the right and witha crowned VR on the left, swelling figured walnut butt withordnance mark on the right, and with its stirrup ramrod24cm; 9I inLiterature: Those Entrusted with Arms, FrederickWilkinson, 2002, p.181, illustrated.The Inspector of Small Arms, George Lovell, ordered 500 ofthese pistols for use by the Officers of the IrishConstabulary in 1847.£600-80042


101102101A PERCUSSION OFFICER’S PISTOL BY W. PARKER, 233HOLBORN, LONDON, NO. 8767 CIRCA 1835-40with signed rebrowned twist sighted barrel fitted withstirrup ramrod, stamped with Indian arsenal numbers at thebreech, the tang finely engraved with scrolling foliage andincorporating the back-sight, pierced platinum plug, signedscroll-engraved bolted action, figured walnut full stock,chequered butt, engraved blued trigger-guard withpineapple finial, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, vacant whitemetal escutcheon, and horn fore-end cap33cm; 13in£300-400102A FIVE-SHOT LARGE BORE PERCUSSION PEPPERBOXREVOLVER BY PARKER, FIELD & SONS, HOLBORN,LONDON, NO. 9347 CIRCA 1845-50with engraved fluted barrel group stamped with Londonproof marks, scroll-engraved self-cocking German silveraction engraved with the maker’s details on the back-strap,engraved bar hammer, highly figured polished walnut grips,and scroll-engraved case-hardened trigger-guard24cm; 9I in£600-80043


103104103AN 80 BORE TRANTER FIVE-SHOT PERCUSSIONREVOLVER NO. N16279T, RETAILED BY PARKER, FIELD &SONS, 233 HIGH HOLBORN LONDON, NO. 10557 CIRCA1860with signed scroll-engraved blued sighted octagonal rifled4Iin barrel, scroll-engraved blued action fitted with patentrammer on the left and safety-catch on the right, walnutbutt, engraved steel butt-cap, engraved steel trigger-guard,and retaining much original finish throughout: in its originalfitted oak case lined in purple velvet, the lid with vacantbrass escutcheon and both retailer’s label and instructionsinside, and retaining a number of accessories includingoriginal brass bullet mould and Barlow patent powder-flask(hinges replaced, key escutcheon missing, the case exteriorwith areas of wear)25cm; 9P in£1800-2400104A SIX-SHOT PERCUSSION PEPPERBOX REVOLVER BYPARKER, FIELD & SON, 233 HOLBORN, LONDON, NO.9344 CIRCA 1845-50with engraved case-hardened fluted barrel group stamped withLondon proof marks, scroll-engraved self-cocking Germansilver action engraved with the maker’s details on the backstrap,engraved case-hardened bar hammer, polished figuredwalnut grips, and scroll-engraved case-hardened trigger-guard:in its original fitted mahogany case lined in green velvet, the lidwith vacant brass escutcheon and applied with trade label onthe inside, and retaining its original numbered bullet mould,copper powder-flask, and rammer (the lining with areas ofwear, key escutcheon missing)21cm; 8D inProvenance:Sotheby’s London, 31st July 1984, lot 156.£1500-200044


105105A 54 BORE PERCUSSION REVOLVER BY PARKER FIELD &SONS, HOLBORN, LONDON, NO. 9717 CIRCA 1852-55on the Lang principle, with signed octagonal sighted rifledbarrel, fitted with patent rammer signed and engraved ‘Regis. June 14th 1852’ and with scroll-engraved plungerhandle, plain cylinder stamped with London proof marks,blued frame lug, scroll-engraved action with engravedcase-hardened spurred hammer, finely chequered walnutbutt, engraved case-hardened steel butt-cap with trap,engraved trigger-guard and vacant escutcheon (the barrel,rammer casing and trigger-guard each with very lightpitting): in its original fitted mahogany case lined withgreen velvet, the lid with brass escutcheon and trade labelinside, retaining a number of contemporary accessoriesincluding copper powder-flask by Dixon & Sons, bulletmould stamped ‘WD’, nipple key, and rammer (small areasof wear)32cm; 12I inParker Field & Sons registered their patent rammer no. 3300on 14th June 1852. This may also have been intended foruse on the Adams patent self-cocking revolver. See A.W.F.Taylerson, R.A.N. Andrews and J. Frith 1968, pp.63-65.£1500-200045


106Eastern Arms and ArmourTHE PROPERTY OF A GERMAN NOBLEMAN106A RARE TURKISH SILVER-GILT MOUNTED DAGGER,CIRCA 1680with slightly curved double-edged blade, the hilt of waistedfaceted form with a raised moulded band in the centre andentirely encased in sheet silve gilt, engraved with a slenderband of ropework at the top and bottom of the reverse, andelaborate cartouches filled with conventional flowers andfoliage at the front, the pommel with a domed bulbousfinial cut with fluting divided by beaded bands, in itsoriginal wooden scabbard entirely encased in silver-gilt, thereverse stamped with a tughra and fitted with a pair ofloops for suspension, the front engraved with a slenderband of ropework about the mouth, a band of scrollingflowers and foliage with a raised band beneath, and furthercartouches filled with elaborate patterns of scrolling flowersand foliage, drawn-out at the base to a pronounced flutedbulbous finial, retaining a portion of an early suspensioncord, and with much original gilding throughout33.5cm; 13D inA number of related daggers are included in the booty ofthe Margraves of Baden-Baden and Baden-Durlach, nowpreserved in the Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe. SeeE. Petrasch, R. Sänger, E. Zimmermann & H.Majer 1991,pp.197-202.£3000-400046


107107A RARE TURKISH TROUSSE, LATE 17TH CENTURYcomprising knife with slightly curved single-edged blade,the back-edge cut with a wavy pattern and each side inlaidwith a series of brass-lined dots (losses), stamped with anindistinct mark on one side at the forte, iron hilt formedwith a moulded collar and a plain back-strap, a pair ofgreen horn grip-scales retained by three pairs of rivets andstudded with large iron nails, the fork with a pair of longslender prongs each moulded at the base and formed witha spirally fluted neck, and a pair of horn grip-scales en suitewith the knife: in their original wooden scabbard entirelysheathed in engraved brass, decorated with geometricflowers, the chape and locket decorated with horizontalbands of tulip flowers, the former with globular turbanshapedfinial, and the latter with a pierced mount forsuspensionthe knife: 40cm; 15N in£1800-220047


108 109108A TURKISH YATAGHAN, 18TH CENTURYwith straight single-edged blade cut with a slender fullersurrounded by incised wrigglework and scrolls on eachside, eared hilt of characteristic form, encased in brassplaques engraved with scrolling foliage and fitted with hornfillets on each side (one plaque lifting), in its originalleather-covered wooden scabbard with large brass mountscast and chased with foliage en suite with the hilt43cm; 17in blade£700-900109A TURKISH YATAGHAN, 18TH CENTURYwith 17th Century curved single-edged blade cut with aninscription within a stylised shamshir on one side and witha brief inscription within a square on the other, retaining acentral watered panel on each side (now indistinct), thebase of the blade enclosed in white metal extending toform the back-strap, and fitted with a pair of horn gripscalesstudded with numerous small silver nails andretained by three pairs of rivets with floral washers (thegrips and washers with small chips), in its original woodenscabbard covered with tooled leather and with silver chapeformed as a marine monster and silver locket with a smallloop for suspension61cm; 24in bladeThe inscription reads, in translation, ‘ the work of ‘Uthman’and also incorporates the owner’s name.£700-100048


110 111110A FINE GERMAN SABRE IN THE TURKISH MANNER,EARLY 18TH CENTURYwith broad curved single-edged blade formed with adiagonally clipped-back point and a reinforced back-edge,etched with a large shaped panel filled with pseudo Turkishinscriptions on each side, steel hilt of karabella formcomprising short faceted cross-piece with bud-shapedterminals, a pair of langets, plain back-strap, and a pair ofhardwood grip-scales studded with silver nails around theborder and rising to a swollen cartouche-shaped pommel,in its original leather-covered wooden scabbard (split alongthe seam) with large steel mounts decorated withhorizontally incised bands, and the locket and chape eachwith shaped border en suite with the pommel74.2cm; 29D in blade£2000-3000111A TURKISH SHAMSHIR, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURYwith curved blade double-edged towards the point andretaining some silver koftgari foliage at the forte on eachside (light surface rust), engraved gilt-brass hilt comprisinga pair of straight quillons with slender bud-shapedterminals, back-strap, and a pair of horn grip-scalesretained by three gilt-brass rivets rising to a bulbouspommel, in its original leather-covered wooden scabbardwith large brass locket and chape engraved en suite withthe cross-piece85cm; 33I in blade£600-80049


113AN INDIAN TALWAR, 19TH CENTURYwith straight fullered blade double-edged towards thepoint, etched with a panel of script at the forte on one side,iron hilt of characteristic form, decorated over its surfacewith silver flowers and foliage on a punched ground withina framework of petals, in its leather-covered woodenscabbard68.5cm; 27 in bladeAccompanied by a letter from R.W. Skelton of the Victoriaand Albert Museum stating that the inscription reads, intranslation, ‘The Property of the Great Prince Girdar Singh'.The only Girdar Singh traced appears in specimens of Urducorrespondence in the India Library where an order fromthe Emperor Shah ’Alam addresses a complaint againstone Girdhar Singh regarding extortion and murder by theinhabitants of Dinajpur, Haldia and Naurangabad.£200-250114AN INDIAN SWORD, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURYwith broad double-edged blade formed with a rectangularricasso struck with a series of marks, steel hilt, including apair of short globular quillons, attenuated langets withpierced terminals, knuckle-guard with recurved bud-shapedfinial, outer bar-guard chiselled with a pair of birds at thebase, and ribbed pommel drawn-out to a long bud-shapedfinial; and AN INDIAN TALWAR, 19TH CENTURY, withcurved blade, and steel hilt of characteristic form retainingsome silver decorationthe first: 94.5cm; 37D in blade(2)£250-350115AN INDIAN AXE (TABAR), EARLY 19TH CENTURY114 (part)with wedge-shaped head decorated with gold lines aroundthe borders and foliage at the base, square rear pean, andcontemporary steel haft decorated with a pair of spirallinggold lines, and knop-shaped terminal (worn)61.5cm; 24D inVARIOUS OWNERS112AN INDIAN TALWAR, 18TH CENTURYwith broad heavy single-edged blade (the forward halfmissing), steel hilt of characteristic form, decorated withsilver flowers and foliage in relief, and large disc-shapedpommel decorated with a large expanded flowerheadoverlaid with silver on the top (small losses)46.5cm; 18D in blade£100-150£600-800116A SUDANESE KASKARA, 19TH CENTURYwith broad fullered European blade etched with a lengthyinscription, possibly including the date 1178 (circa 1764/5)on one side and with celestial motifs on each side of theforte, iron hilt, and leather bound grip and pommel, in itsscabbard85.5cm; 33K in blade£100-15050


117AN INDIAN KARD, 19TH CENTURYwith tapering single-edged blade decorated with a panel ofgold koftgari foliage at the base, steel hilt comprised of asteel collar decorated en suite, and cylindircal ivory gripwith finely carved pommel formed as a gaping beast(cracks and repairs); and AN INDIAN PESH-KABZ, 19THCENTURY, with straight blade of T-section, steel tangpierced with a series of rectangular panels filled withrattling balls, the outer surface decorated with gold koftgariand a pair of shaped ivory grip-scalesthe first: 42cm; 16I in(2)£600-800118AN INDIAN KHANJARLI, 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURYwith recurved fullered blade decorated with gold scrolls atthe forte (worn), and ivory hilt of characteristic form withlarge crescentic pommel; A BURMESE SILVER-MOUNTEDDHA DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY, of characteristic form, withfluted conical pommel, in its wooden scabbard encased insilver; ANOTHER, 19TH CENTURY, with ivory hilt, in itswooden scabbard encased in silverthe first 27cm; 10K in(3)£200-300119AN INDIAN DAGGER, 19TH CENTURYwith curved double-edged fullered blade reinforced at thetip, chiselled with foliage enriched with gold koftgari at theforte, iron hilt decorated en suite, and fitted with a pair ofshaped ivory grip-scales retained by three rivets (heavilyrusted throughout, grips cracked)33.6cm; 13D in£250-350120A TURKISH YATAGHAN, 19TH CENTURYwith slightly curved single-edged blade cut with a briefstylised inscription on one face and a decorative panel onthe other, the lower portion encased in a chased shapedwhite metal panel extending to form the hilt, set with agreet paste on each side and coral over the back-strap, andfitted with a pair of large ivory grip scales rising to form aneared pommel58.5cm; 23in blade£400-500117121AN ARAB JAMBIYA, 19TH CENTURYwith curved polished blade formed with a medial ridge,decorated with gold at the forte, and ivory hilt ofcharacteristic form (chipped), in a wooden scabbardencased in silver decorated with bands of beadwork,pierced with panels of scrolling foliage and flowers, andwith loops for suspension; and ANOTHER, LATE19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY of characteristic form, the hiltand scabbard each decorated with panels of gilt-brass andsilver engraved with flowers and foliage and applied with ared pastethe first: 29.5cm; 11K in(2)£300-40051


123A MOROCCAN SILVER-MOUNTED JAMBIYA, 19THCENTURYwith slender curved single-edged fullered blade, silver hiltformed of a ferrule at the base and a faceted elliptical capeach chased with scrolling foliage, large rhinoceros horngrip, in its original wooden sheath encased in silver chasedwith strapwork and scrolling foliage, fitted at the top withtwo rings for suspension, and stamped with a silver markon each side of the throat30.3cm; 12in£200-300124AN INDIAN SPEARHEAD, 19TH CENTURYformed of a pair of long slender screw-in blades (onereplaced), moulded base formed as a pair of monsterheads,and two-stage socket interrupted by raised mouldings andpunched with a brief inscription44.5cm; 17I in head£100-150125AN ARAB WAHABITE SILVER-MOUNTED JAMBIYA, LATE19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY122122AN ARAB NIMCHA, 19TH CENTURYwith curved single-edged blade, steel hilt of characteristicform including a pair of strongly down-curved quillons withbud-shaped finials, an additional bar en suite and followingthe profile of the forward quillon, knuckle-guard, and thgrip and pommel each covered with large silver collarsrepousée with flowers and foliage; and ANOTHER, EARLY19TH CENTURY, with European straight double-edgedblade, iron hilt of characteristic form, and horn grip fittedwith a shaped silver collar at the basethe first: 92cm; 36D in blade(2)£400-500with broad curved blade, horn hilt encased in silver bandsdecorated with beadwork, and studded with large bulbousrivets, in its wooden scabbard with large silver locketdecorated en suite and large engraved brass chape,complete with its leather strap with suspension buckle;ANOTHER ARAB SILVER-MOUNTED JAMBIYA, LATE19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, the pommel cut with a briefinscription on the reverse, in its scabbard; and ANOTHERARAB JAMBIYA AND TWO MOROCCAN JAMBIYAS, eachin its scabbardthe first: 60cm; 23K in(5)£400-500126TWO BUTANESE SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGERS, 19THCENTURYthe first with straight single-edged blade, silver hilt withpierced openwork pommel decorated with fish, flowers andfoliage, in its wooden scabbard encased in silver repouséewith foliage, fish and urns; the second decorated with abird-of-prey on the pommel and with large disc-guard, inits leather scabbard with large silver mounts; andANOTHER EASTERN DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY, in itsscabbardthe first: 31cm; 12D in(3)£100-15052


127 129127A BALKAN SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER, 19TH CENTURYwith single-edged blade incised with simple foliage on eachside, silver grip cast and chased with foliage in low reliefenriched with small nielloe panels (pommel stone missing),in an associated silver sheath decorated en suite; ANINDIAN DAGGER, 19TH CENTURY, with single-edgedblade, green soapstone hilt, in an earlier Turkish silversheath chased with an entwined pattern of ribbon, flowersand foliage on a finely punched ground, and stamped witha Tughra twice at the mouth; AN INDIAN DAGGER, 19THCENTURY, with single-edged blade, highly figured brownhardstone hilt, in an associated wooden sheath encased insilver repousée with scrollwork and flowersthe first: 25cm; 9N in(3)£800-1000128A BALKAN YATAGHAN, 19TH CENTURYwith slightly curved single-edged blade decorated in goldkoftgari on one side with four linear panels filled withspurious inscriptions and with a further linear panel filledwith flowers on the other, the lower portion of the bladeenclosed by a shaped silver panel extending to form thehilt, silver hilt repousée with trophies-of-arms and scrolls,and eared pommel, in an associated leather-coveredwooden scabbard (worn); and AN INDIAN KATAR, 19THCENTURY, with tapering blade formed with a reinforcedpoint and cut with a pair of converging triangular panels oneach side, steel hilt of characteristic form, and decoratedthroughout with gold koftgari cartouches filled with flowersand foliagethe first: 53.5cm; 21in blade(2)£500-600129AN INDO-PERSIAN JAMBIYA, 19TH CENTURYwith slightly curved fullered blade retaining much wateredpattern over its surface and chiselled with a pair of exoticbeasts within a gold frame on each side of the forte, steelhilt chiselled with flowers and foliage picked out with goldkoftgari, in its original wooden scabbard encased in steeldecorated en suite with the hilt42.5cm; 16N in£1000-120053


131 132130A SMALL JAMBIYA, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURYwith curved double-edged blade incised with a criss-crosspattern, horn hilt of characteristic form with pointedpommel and the grip decorated with a band of trellis, in itsleather-covered wooden scabbard; and THREE FURTHERMIDDLE EASTERN DAGGERS, 20TH CENTURY, including afolding knife with bone gripsthe first: 29.5cm; 11K in(4)£120-180131AN INDIAN BHUJ, 18TH/19TH CENTURYwith broad slightly recurved blade swelling towards the tip,overlaid with a panel of silver engraved with flowerheads,foliage and trellis pattern at the base, the forte enclosed byan elephant’s head, tubular gilt-copper haft (rubbed) incisedwith further floral motifs, the base incised en suite and witha concealed knifethe first 62cm; 24G in overall£500-600132A NEPALESE SILVER-MOUNTED SWORD, 19TH CENTURYwith broad double-edged blade (pitted), silver hilt cast andchased with a gaping monstrous mask issuant from a cloudat the base, shaped pommel decorated with scrolls on apunched ground, studded throughout with turquoise andred pastes in raised settings, in its original woodenscabbard encased in silver with finely cast and chasedmounts decorated with elaborate scrollwork and foliageinhabited by monstrous beasts, and set with colouredpastes; ANOTHER, 20TH CENTURY, with silver mountsdecorated with elaborate scrolls and set with colouredpastes in raised mounts; ANOTHER, 20TH CENTURY, thehilt and scabbard each decorated with silver scrollwork andflowers, set with coloured pastes and with large carvedgreen soapstone mounts; and ANOTHER, 20TH CENTURY,with curved blade, engraved shaped silver hilt withbifuracted pommel, in its scabbard decorated with scrollsand set with coloured pastesthe first: 76cm; 30 in blade(4)£1000-120054


133 134133A CAUCASIAN SILVER-MOUNTED KINDJAL, 19THCENTURYwith straight double-edged blade strongly tapering towardsthe point and cut with four fullers of differing width on eachside, the outer two etched in imitation of watering andstamped with a mark, nielloed silver hilt fitted with a pair ofhorn grip-scales retained by nielloed silver rivets and aferrule all decorated with foliage, in its leather-coveredwooden scabbard with large nielloed silver locket andchape, including an inscription within a square panelsurrounded by foliage and further leaf-shaped panels offoliage on the inside, and the outer face decorated withelaborate patterns of flowers and foliage and a stylised city,and fitted with a single loop for suspension54cm; 21D in£400-500134A CAUCASIAN SILVER-MOUNTED KINDJAL, 19THCENTURYwith fullered double-edged blade stamped ‘OCMAH’ (lightpitting), wooden hilt encased in silver decorated with niellopatterns of foliage on the inner face, the outer facedecorated with further deigns of repousée and niellofoliage within beaded frames, in its original woodenscabbard entirely encased in silver decorated en suite withthe hilt, with spherical terminal and a single loop forsuspension (areas of wear)44.5cm; 17I in£350-45055


137135A BONE-HILTED DAGGER, EARLY 19TH CENTURYwith hollow-triangular blade cut-down from a small-sword,retaining etched and gilt decoration including the figure ofJustice, and spirally carved bone grip with a steel collar topand bottom, in its leather scabbard, also made from a smallsword(locket replaced); and AN AFRICAN DAGGER, 19THCENTURY, with straight double-edged blade, engraved whitemetal hilt, and hardwood grip inlaid with white metal wire41.5cm; 16in(2)£200-250136A CAUCASIAN KINDJAL, EARLY 19TH CENTURYwith slightly curved fullered double-edged blade cut withtwo small Cyrillic characters on one side, steel hiltdecorated with gold scrolls, and fitted with a pair of shapedbone grip-scales retained by three pairs of rivets, two onshaped iron washers decorated with gold koftgari, in itsleather-covered wooden scabbard with a steel locketdecorated with gold koftgari (chape replaced)50.5cm; 19P in£200-250137A FINE INDIAN DECORATED GARNITURE, EARLY 19THCENTURYcomprising char aina, the kulah khud with hemi-sphericalskull formed in one piece and divided into sixteentriangular panels radiating from a central floral washer,fitted with a pair of plume-holders, sliding nasal, andoriginal mail neck-defence, cuirass of four plates eachretaining its decorated buckles, and a pair of mail shoulderstraps, dhal decorated with a series of brief inscriptions, apair of bazu bands, and a bow, all profusely decorated withgold koftgari scrollwork, flowers and foliage, the armourand dhal all retaining their original padded red silk liningdecorated with gold flowers (light surface rust throughout)the kulah khud: 11.5cm; 4I in high(9)£2500-350056


141140138AN INDO-PERSIAN PAINTED BOW, 19TH CENTURYof tapering cylindrical form, decorated over its surface withcharacteristic designs including cartouches, triangularpanels and bands of geometric designs all in polychrome(losses); and A CHINESE PAINTED BOW, 19TH CENTURY,applied with horn panels at the front and with shagreenbands on each side of the grip (losses)the first: 193cm; 76in(2)£1000-1200139A PERSIAN COMPOSITE BOW, 19TH CENTURYdecorated throughout with gilt and polychrome borderornament, flowers and foliage (worn, losses)50cm; 19N in£120-180140A RARE TURKISH LEG DEFENCE, EARLY 16TH CENTURYformed of a shaped main plate embossed with a slender ribover the fore-arm and stamped with the mark of theOttoman Court Arsenal at Hagia Eirene, the borders incisedwith linear panels interrupted by conjoined crescents, andretaining two slender side-plates each joined by links ofrivetted mail and decorated en suite (small areas of pittingand wear)40.6cm; 16inThe decoration is notably unusual and retains traces of itsoriginal silver finish. A leg defence of similar form ispreserved in the Nasser D. Khalili collection. See D.Alexander 1992, p.82, no. 35.£1200-1800141AN OTTOMAN BREAST-PLATE, EARLY 16TH CENTURYcomprising a plain circular plate of very low convex form,struck with the mark of the Ottoman Court Arsenal at HagiaEirene, retaining its five outer plates for protecting thelower neck and the arm openings, and each joined to themain plate by later mail of butted links (losses, small chips,areas of pitting)37cm; 14I in high£400-50057


142 143142A RARE INDO-PERSIAN KULAH KHUD OF EXCEPTIONALSIZE, 19TH CENTURYwith hemispherical skull formed in one piece, embossed atthe front with a large moustacheod monstrous mask andaround the borders with four smaller embossed masks,fitted at the top with a pair of horns decorated with silverkoftgari, an ear on the left side (the right missing), and inthe centre with a horned devil’s head with trident finial,decorated throughout with engraved and chiselled patternsof characteristic foliage and enriched with gold koftgari,and retaining a portion of its mail neck-defence of buttedlinks (nasal bar and a pair of front plume-holders missing,areas of wear)49cm; 19D in high£800-1000143A JAPANESE KATANAwith slightly curved single-edged blade with wavey hamonand cut with a pair of slender fullers on each side runningover almost its entire length, the tang signed Soshu juHiromitsu and pierced with a single hole (two further holesfilled in its life), and in a lacquered saya52cm; 20I in blade£600-800144A JAPANESE KATANAwith curved single-edged blade (worn), and signed tangpierced with a single hole, in a WWII saya (worn)66cm; 26in blade£120-18058


147145A JAPANESE KATANAwith curved single-edged blade with wavey hamon on oneside, the tang signed Kanetsune and pierced with a singlehole, and with later grip and saya55.5cm; 21P in blade£600-800147A JAPANESE WAKIZASHIwith slightly curved single-edged blade retaining muchwavey hamon on each side, the tang signed Kanesada andpierced with a pair of holes, in a black lacquered saya49.5cm; 19I in blade£600-800146A JAPANESE KATANAwith slightly curved single-edged blade retaining muchwavey hamon, signed tang pierced with a single hole, andwith cast brass WWII mounts, in its regulation saya; andtwo modern katana, each in its sayathe first: 67.3cm; 26I in blade£300-400148A JAPANESE WAKIZASHIwith curved single-edged blade retaining traces of a waveyhamon, the tang signed Bishu Osafune Norimitsu, and in alacquered saya44.5cm; 17I in blade£500-60059


150149A JAPANESE WAKIZASAHIwith curved single-edged blade, plain tang pierced withtwo holes, and modern mounts, in its saya (wornthroughout); ANOTHER, SIMILAR, in its saya (wornthroughout) and two modern katana, each in its sayathe first: 45cm; 17N in blade(4)£200-300150A TANTO, 19TH CENTURYthe blade of unokubi-zukuri with chiji-midare hamon of nie,midari-komi boshi, mokume-hada with ji-nie, ubu-nakagowith one mekugi-ana, mumei in a shirasaya; saya of redand black striated lacquer; iron fuchi-kashira and kojiri withtrailing foliage in gold nunome; iron tsuba with scatteredblossom; gilt floral menuki, (kozuka missing, the tip of theblade slightly chipped)23.6cm; 9D in blade£600-800151ELEMENTS OF A JAPANESE ARMOURof lacquered plates on padded fabric, comprising of twoarm defences, a skirt for leg defences and a pair of shinguards, extensively worn(5)£200-300152A THREE BARRELLED POLE GUN, 19TH CENTURY,CHINESE OR AFRICANwith three barrels arranged in the round, each fitted with anipple for a percussion cap, retained by four sweated-onbands, and with a tapering socket for attaching to a pole atthe base42cm; 16I in£100-15060


153155153A PAIR OF CAUCASIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLSWITH VIENNESE LOCKS, 19TH CENTURYwith multi-stage tapering barrels fitted with silver fore-sightsand a long silver flat (one tang broken, losses), engravedrounded locks signed ‘Georg Keiser’ (one steel chipped),hardwood full stocks profusely inlaid with white metal wirescrolls and pellets, and spherical butts decorated en suite(worn throughout, losses)45cm; 17N in(2)£600-800154A BALKAN MIQUELET-LOCK PISTOL, 18TH/EARLY 19THCENTURYwith tapering barrel retained by a single white metalrepousée band at the muzzle, chiselled steel lock, carvedhardwood full stock with butt of so-called rat's tail form(cracked through), applied with a panel of niello andrepousée white metal over the spine, steel trigger-guardwith acanthus finial and spurred pommel (losses), andretaining a portion of its ramrod46.5cm; 18D in£300-400155A BALKAN SILVER-MOUNTED MIQUELET-LOCK PISTOL,LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURYwith tapering barrel inscribed ‘London’ over the breech andretained by a large repousée silver muzzle band, engravedrusset iron lock overlaid with a plain silver panel, figuredhardwood full stock, the butt encased in large silverrepousée panels matching the muzzle band, and silvermounts en suite including spurred ‘rat’s tail’ pommel, triggerguardand ramrod-pipe, and iron ramrod (worn throughout)42.3cm; 16D in£300-40061


156 157 159European Edged Weapons156A FINE LURISTAN BRONZE SHORT SWORD,10TH-9TH CENTURY BCin excavated condition, with strongly tapering flat bladeformed with a series of converging ribs along the centre oneach side, integral brass hilt formed with a pair of armsenclosing the lower portion of the blade, cylindrical grip,strongly formed two-stage disc pommel, and retaining afine green patina overall53.5cm; 21in bladeA sword of similar form is preserved in the British Museum,inv. no.135054.£800-1000157A LURISTAN BRONZE DAGGER, 10TH-9TH CENTURY B.Cin excavated condition, with tapering double-edged blade,shaped hilt with elliptical pommel, and hollowed on eachface for a pair of grip-scales38.5cm; 15B in£250-350158A BRONZE SPEARHEAD, A SMALL BRONZE DAGGER ANDA BRONZE ARROWHEAD, CIRCA 1100-700 B.C.each in excavated condition, the first with triangular bladeformed with a pronounced medial ridge; the secondtapering over its length and retaining three rivets forattaching the grip (incomplete); and the third formed with amedial ridge, short socket, and long tang of square sectionthe first: 19cm; 7I in(3)£60-80159A BRONZE SWORD, CIRCA 1100-700 B.C.in excavated condition, with long blade formed with arounded medial ridge and tapering towards the point,separate grip formed of a pair of arms enclosing the lowerportion of the blade, swelling ovoid grip, and flattened discpommel (cleaned overall, rivets missing)58.5cm; 23in bladePainted with an inscription at the forte reading, ‘HungaryXX.SHA.2.HF’.£800-100062


160A RARE DAGGER, 14TH CENTURY, PROBABLY SWISSin excavated condition, with tapering blade double-edgedover its upper three quarters, stamped with a mark, theletter 'O' twice conjoined, on one side, rectangular singleedgedricasso (expertly repaired), the tang retaining ashoulder on one side, with flattened pointed globularterminal and pierced with nine holes for retaining a grip40.5cm; 16inAn almost identical dagger is preserved in theLandesmuseum Zurich. See H.Schneider, 1980 p. 206 n.376 .£600-800161A COMPOSITE DAGGER, CIRCA 1540, DUTCH ORGERMANin excavated condition, with single-edged blade, iron hiltwith slightly up-turned quillons (a forward branch missing),side-ring interrupted by a moulding, brass crown-shapedpommel fitted with an acorn finial, and original woodengrip; and ANOTHER, CIRCA 1540, with brass hilt includingshort brass quillons and small down-turned shellthe first: 37cm; 14in(2)Discovered during the dredging of a Dutch polder.£100-15016063


162 (detail)64162162AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUTH GERMAN MILITARYBROADSWORD ‘KATZBALGER', SECOND QUARTER OFTHE 16TH CENTURYin excavated condition, with broad double-edged blade offlattened-diamond section strongly tapering at the point andcut with a near full length slender fuller on each face,rectangular ricasso, steel hilt comprising a pair of horizontallyrecurved quillons, each formed of a writhen bar issuant froma serpent’s head and with near spherical terminal almosttouching the root, moulded quillon block, tapering pommel offishtail form with pronounced medial ridge fluted en suitewith the quillons, and retaining its original burrwood grip78cm; 30N in bladeVery few swords of this distinctive form remain extant. Notableexamples include that of Ulrich von Schellenberg ImperialFeldOberst (circa 1487-1558), preserved in the KunthistorischesMuseum, Vienna (inv. nr. A287) and another, with hilt encasedin chased silver and possibly that of Duke Heinrich the Pius ofSaxony (1473-1541), preserved in the Historisches Museum,Dresden (Inv. 1567 S.110). Another example is preserved in theSchweizerischen Landesmuseum, Zurich (LM19516). See B.Thomas & O. Gamber 1976, p.187 no. 97; J. Schöbel & J.Karpinski 1973, p.84 and p.97, no. 43b; H. Schneider & K.Stüber 1980, p.73, no. 100.£7000-9000


163 (detail)163A FINE AND RARE BROADSWORD, LAST QUARTER OFTHE 15TH CENTURY, PROBABLY VENETIANwith straight double-edged blade of pronounced flattenedsection, stamped with a series of small marks within a broadcentral fuller between a pair of slender fullers over the lowerthird on each side, steel hilt comprising rear quillon withflattened globular terminal formed with an additional barcurling along the plane of the blade, forward quillonextending at a right angle to form the knuckle-guard anddrawn-out at the base to form an additional loop-guard, theknuckle-guard of flattened section and cut with pairs ofdecorative notched lines, square pommel drawn-out oneach side to a raised central moulding, and wooden grip,perhaps the original (the steel parts with areas of patinationand light pitting, the grip with worm damage)92.8cm; 36I in bladeThe hilt is a variant form of Norman type 6. A large numberof similar swords are preserved in the Armoury of theDoges Palace, Venice, one such example is struck with thesame series of marks on the blade (inv. no. A300). Otherexamples are preserved in the Kunsthistorisches Museum,Vienna. A number of the swords in the Doges Palace areimpressed ‘CX’ on the grip for the Consiglio Dieci. TheCouncil of Ten was established in 1310 following a revoltand was intended as a temporary Government body.However, it became permanent in 1334 with powers thatincreased substantially and, a century later, it wasoverseeing the Republic’s diplomatic and intelligenceservices as well as managing its military affairs. See A.V.B.Norman 1980, pp.69-70, plate 9, and U. Franzoi 1990, p.86,no.151, figs 43, 217.£4000-600016365


164 165164A GERMAN MILITARY BROADSWORD, CIRCA 1560-80with double-edged blade of flattened-hexagonal sectionformed with a short fuller on each side (tip bent), stampedwith a latten-lined running wolf mark on one side (smalllosses), rectangular ricasso struck with a series of marks,steel hilt comprising a pair of straight swelling quillons withbud-shaped terminals, outer ring-guard swelling in thecentre, off-set lower ring-guard joining the upper, plaininner-guard incorporating a thumb-loop, faceted conicalpommel cut with notches around the centre, later leathercoveredwooden grip, the pommel and ring-guards eachchiselled with a pattern of foliage, and one quillon incisedwith and arsenal number on the inner face112.2cm; 44B in bladeA number of swords of related form are preserved inSchloss Ambras. See A.V.B. Norman 1980, p.114.£6000-8000165A GERMAN MILITARY BROADSWORD, LAST QUARTEROF THE 16TH CENTURYwith double-edged blade of flattened-hexagonal section,stamped ‘Maria’ and ‘IHS’ within a short fuller on therespective faces, rectangular ricasso stamped with thebladesmith’s mark between two crosses, steel hilt offaceted swelling bars, comprising horizontally recurvedquillons with faceted spherical terminals, outer ring-guard,the lower ring-guard formed with an additional pair ofstrongly up turned bars trifurcated inner-guard, facetedspherical pommel en suite with the quillon terminals, andlater spirally moulded grip of plaited wire104cm; 41in bladeA German two-hand sword with the same bladesmith’smark is preserved in the Royal Armouries, Leeds. See C.J.Ffoulkes 1915, pp. 261-262. The letters IHS, also known asthe sacred monogram, have been in use since the 9thCentury. During the time of San Bernadino of Sienna (1380-1444) they gained their use as letters of veneration and, inthe following century, they were adopted as the device ofthe Society of Jesus.£4000-500066


166 167166A GERMAN MILITARY SWORD, THIRD QUARTER OF THE16TH CENTURYwith straight blade double-edged towards the tip, cut with apair of long slender fullers of differing length along theback-edge and stamped with a series of marks, three pairsof sickles and the letters ‘ONO’ arranged vertically with apair of stars between on each side, the blade tip veryslightly shortened, blackened steel hilt of ribbon-like bars,comprising a pair of straight quillons with bud-shapedterminals, outer ring-guard swelling towards the centre,knuckle-guard, an additional forward arm joining theknuckle-guard to the ring and joined to the centre of theknuckle-guard by a further s-shaped bar, a pair of armsjoined to the ring-guard by a pair of diagonal bars, innerguardformed of a saltire arrangement of slender roundedbars, faceted plummet-shaped pommel, original leather andrayskin-covered two-stage moulded grip, and retainingsome early blackened finish82.5cm; 32I in bladeThis sword belongs to a distinctive group associated withSchloss Ambras, Tyrol. A number of swords in this grouphave blades by the Bavarian court swordsmith UlrichDiefstetter. The so-called sickle mark on the present swordis encountered on blades of both Italian and German type:a number are stamped ‘Ferara’ and ‘Genoa’ and furtherexamples are preserved in the Landeszeughaus, Graz.£3000-4000PROPERTY REMOVED FROM A STYRIAN CASTLE167A RARE EAST EUROPEAN HUSSAR’S SABRE, LATE16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY POLISHwith slightly curved blade double-edged for its last third,formed with a strongly tapering point, cut with a broadshallow fuller on each side and stamped with a mark at theforte, steel hilt comprising straight tapering cross-piece, apair of slender langets, acutely curved shaped pommel cap(knuckle-chain missing), and retaining its original leathercoveredwooden grip, in its original leather-coveredwooden scabbard with oval mounts pierced with crescentsand circles exposing a red velvet backing, the lowest bandapplied with brass, and with a pair of suspension loops,one retaining its ring82cm; 32D in bladeA number of swords of this type are preserved in theLandeszeughaus, Graz, inv. nos. BL 166,167,168. See P.Krenn 1997, pp.34-35.£1000-120067


168 169VARIOUS OWNERS168A FINE GERMAN TWO-HAND PROCESSIONAL SWORD,LATE 16TH CENTURYwith long broad blade of flattened-hexagonal sectionwidening towards a short spear point, cut with a runningwolf mark retaining traces of latten on one face, and thericasso formed with a pair of up-turned flat lugs andretaining much of its original leather and wood covering,steel hilt retaining much of its original blue-black finish,comprising a pair of drooping quillons of diamond sectionwith tightly curled terminals, cut with small decorativepanels, applied with pairs of slender iron coils towards theterminals, symmetrical inner and outer ring-guards eachfilled with a fleur-de-lys projection, boldly fluted plummetshapedpommel with punched and incised linear panels,and retaining its original leather-covered wooden grip (theleatherwork with small expert restorations)126.5cm; 49N in bladeExhibited: The Royal Hospital Chelsea, 2nd September2006 (private exhibition).A very similar sword with a closely related mark on the bladeis preserved in the Landeszeughaus, Graz, inv. no. BL40.£6000-8000169A COMPOSITE GERMAN TWO-HAND SWORD, EARLY17TH CENTURY AND LATERwith double-edged wavy blade of flattened-diamondsection, the ricasso formed with a pair of crescentic upturnedlugs and covered with leather over its lower portion,iron hilt of flattened bars decorated with pairs of incisedlines, comprising slightly down-turned quillons formed witha pair of tightly curled scrolls at the terminals and a pair ofcurled lugs at the base, inner and outer ring-guards,compressed plummet-shaped pommel chiselled with anexpanded flowerhead on the top, and leather-coveredwooden grip121cm; 47K in blade£1500-180068


170 171170A RARE SWEPT-HILT RAPIER, LATE 16TH CENTURY,PROBABLY FRENCH OR NORTH ITALIANwith slender blade of flattened-diamond section,rectangular ricasso struck with the bladesmith’s mark, aMaltese cross, on each side, iron hilt of rounded bars,comprising down-turned slightly forward-canted quillonwith swollen tip, engraved quillon block chiselled withcircular mouldings at the joins with the the arms anddrawn-out at the base to a scrolling finial on each side,knuckle-guard with recurved tip chiselled as a gaping hairymonster, upper and lower ring-guards each swelling slightlyin the centre, the upper joined to the knuckle-guard by anadditional bar and at the base to a pair of arms, trifurcatedinner-guard, barrel shaped pommel decorated at the baseen suite with the quillon block, and original grip of plaitedwire and ‘Turks’ heads’112.8cm; 40G in bladeThe hilt conforms to Norman type 57.£4500-5500171AN ITALIAN SWEPT-HILT RAPIER, LATE 16TH/EARLY 17THCENTURYwith blade of flattened-diamond section, recessedrectangular ricasso struck with the bladesmith’s mark, in ashield the letters MS(?) arranged vertically beneath acrown, and ‘Caino’ on the respective faces, steel hilt ofslender rounded bars, comprising straight quillons,knuckle-guard, upper and lower ring-guards, the formerjoined to the knuckle-guard by an additional bar, a pair ofarms joining the ring-guards at the base, trifurcated innerguard,tapering cylindrical pommel, and early grip ofplaited wire and ‘Turks’ heads’113cm; 44I in baldeThe inscription Caino probably refers to the place ofmanufacture, some nine miles from Brescia, rather than afamily of bladesmiths of that name. An Italian swept-hiltrapier stamped with the bladesmith’s mark of the so-calledMaster S of Caino was sold Sotheby’s Olympia, 7thDecember 2001, lot 38. See A.V.B. Norman 1986, p.123 andL.G. Boccia & E.T. Coelho 1975, p.385.£3000-400069


172 173172A NORTH EUROPEAN PAPPENHEIMER RAPIER,CIRCA 1630with straight blade of flattened-hexagonal section, stamped‘INETERNON’ and ‘CONFONDAR’ between a series ofdecorative marks within a short fuller on the respectivefaces, rectangular ricasso struck with a crowned F markthree times and a further mark on each side (rubbed),symmetrical steel hilt of faceted bars, comprising straightquillons swelling towards the tips, fluted écusson, knuckleguard,upper ring-guard joined to the knuckle-guard by anadditional bar, lower ring-guard joined to the upper by apair of short C-shaped bars, fitted with a sprung-in platepierced with a series of stars, circles and squares andenriched with punched dots, faceted ovoid pommel, andlater grip bound with plaited wire and ‘Turks’ heads’111.8cm; 44in blade£4000-5000173A NORTH EUROPEAN SWORD RAPIER, EARLY 17THCENTURY, POSSIBLY ENGLISHwith broad tapering blade of flattened-hexagonal section,stamped ‘HS HHHS’ between a series of decorative markswithin a pair of short fullers on each face, steel hilt formedof a series of near square-section bars, including a pair ofvertically recurved quillons swelling at the tips, knuckleguard, outer guard formed of a bifuracted frontal barjoining the knuckle-guard to the quillons, fitted at the basewith a figure-of-eight shaped plate joined to the outer ringguardby a pair of curved short arms and to the inner-guardby a short flat bar, slender inner-guard, thumb-hook,faceted globular pommel, and wooden grip with an earlybinding of plaited wire with ‘Turks’ heads’ (light pitting,cleaned throughout)91cm; 35N in blade£2500-350070


174 175174AN ENGLISH RAPIER, CIRCA 1630with double-edged blade cut with a pair of slender fullersover half of its length on each side, tapering ricasso, steelhilt formed of a symmetrical arrangement of flattened bars,comprising vertically recurved quillons, upper and lowerring-guards, the latter joined to a scalloped plate by a pairof short curved arms, and the former joined to the knuckleguardby a diagonal bar, faceted ovoid pommel, and latergrip bound with plaited silver wire and ‘Turks’ heads’ (thehilt refinished)11.8cm; 44in bladeThe hilt of this sword is a variant of Norman type 86. Asword of similar formed is preserved in the RoyalArmouries, Leeds. See A.V.B. Norman 1980, pp.160-161and A.R. Dufty 1974, p.20, pl.28b.£3000-4000175AN ENGLISH DISH-HILT RAPIER, CIRCA 1630-40with straight slender blade (the tip slightly shortened),stamped ‘Me Fecit’ and ’Solingen’ within a deep fuller onthe respective faces and pierced with a series of circles andrectangular panels, steel hilt comprising a pair of straightquillons with tightly scrolling terminals (restored), cupguardformed as an eight petalled flower, drawn-up at therear to form the knuckle-guard, pierced and chiselledthroughout with scrolling tendrils with monsterheadterminals, foliage and grotesque masks, globular pommeldecorated with foliage and naïve masks, and later gripbound with plaited wire and ‘Turks’ heads’89cm; 35in bladeA sword with a hilt of similar form is illustrated in L.Southwick 1982, no.104, p.50.£2000-250071


176 177176A GERMAN EXECUTIONER’S SWORD, EARLY 18THCENTURYwith broad double-edged blade of characteristic form,etched with a bird feeding upon a bouquet of fruit, theinscription ‘Justisia’, a Cherub holding the scales of justicewithin a laurel wreath, and the further inscription ‘Profide EtPatri’ and a rampant lion on one side and further designsincluding the inscription ‘Nemcer Hut Mo’ on the other,steel hilt including a pair of faceted tapering quillons,faceted plummet-shaped pommel, and wooden grip boundwith brass wire and a collar top and bottom, in its leatherscabbard with large plain brass mounts83.8cm; 33in blade£2000-2500177A DUTCH CAVALRY SWORD OF THE TYPE ASSOCIATEDWITH THE AMSTERDAM TOWN GUARD, SECOND HALFOF THE 17TH CENTURYwith double-edged blade stamped ’SAHAGAM’ within ashort fuller and cut with a running wolf mark on each side,stamped with the bladesmith’s mark and Amsterdam Townmark at the forte, steel hilt of characteristic form, includinginner and outer ring-guard each fitted with a sprung-in platepierced with a series of stars and circles, scrolling quillonstamped with a clover leaf mark on the reverse, knuckleguard,thumb-loop, and compressed plummet-shapedpommel, and the grip bound with twisted wire and ‘Turks’heads’89cm; 35in bladeFor a discussion of this group see H.L.Visser 1996, pp.144-157.£800-100072


178 179 180178A NORTH EUROPEAN BACKSWORD, MID-17TH CENTURYwith straight blade double-edged towards the point, struckwith a mark at the forte, steel hilt of flattened bars includingdown-curved quillon, moulded knuckle-guard, outer ringguardfitted with a heart-shaped pierced sprung-in plateand joined to the pommel by an additional arm en suitewith the knuckle-guard, inner-guard fitted with a furtherpierced plate, thumb-loop, flattened heart-shaped pommel,and later wire-bound grip86.4cm; 34in blade£500-600179A VENETIAN SCHIAVONA, SECOND HALF OF THE 18THCENTURYwith tapering blade cut with three slender near full-lengthfullers, rectangular ricasso retaining an early leathercovering, steel hilt with basket-guard of flattened bars, cutwith a brief cyrillic inscription at the front, incorporatingthumb-loop, forward-curled moulded quillon, brass shieldshapedpommel cast with a grotesque in relief on eachside, and wooden grip bound with plaited brass wire97.5cm; 38D in blade£600-800180A SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORD, SECONDQUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURYwith broad flat tapering blade stamped ‘Me Fecit Solingen’and with a series of decorative marks including the letter Swithin three short fullers on each side (rubbed), decoratedwith the later inscription ‘Right and Prosperity To Scotland’on one side and ‘No Union 17--’ on the respective faces,steel basket-hilt of rounded bars carrying rectangular andalternating broad and slender panels each with cuspededged and pierced with a series of hearts and circles,scrolling quillon (repaired), fluted bun-shaped pommel, andlater grip (pitted throughout)83cm; 32I in blade£800-100073


181 182181A DECORATED SPANISH CUP-HILT RAPIER, 19THCENTURYwith slender blade cut with a short fuller, steel hilt includinga pair of writhen quillons with button terminals, knuckleguardformed en suite, cup-guard with roped brim, theouter surface chiselled with crowned grotesque masksissuant with foliage terminating in further grotesques, and awreath around the base of the blade, compressed bunshapedpommel, and the grip bound with plaited wire and‘Turks’ heads’; and A CUP-HILT RAPIER IN 17TH/18THCENTURY STYLE, MODERNthe first 99cm; 39in(2)£800-1000182A SPANISH CUP-HILT RAPIER, EARLY 18TH CENTURYwith straight blade of flattened-hexagonal section, stamped‘In Solingen’ within a short fuller on each face, steel hiltincluding a pair of straight quillons with trumpet-shapedterminals, knuckle-guard formed en suite, plain cup-guard,pierced guardapolvo, compressed bun-shaped pommel,and the grip with later wire binding with ‘Turks’ heads’92cm; 36I in blade£600-80074


183 184 185183A RARE HUNTING SWORD WITH TORTOISESHELLVENEERED HILT, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 18THCENTURY, PROBABLY GERMANwith associated French blade, steel hilt cast and chiselledwith geometric ornament, including down-turned shell,moulded quillon with ovoid terminal, knuckle-guardinterrupted by a faceted oval moulding, and swellingfaceted grip entirely covered with tortoiseshell77.5cm; 30I in bladeA series of hunting swords with tortoiseshell veneeredgrips are preserved in the Stibbert Musuem, Florence.£600-800184AN ENGLISH SILVER-MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD, LATE17TH CENTURYwith slightly curved fullered blade double-edged towards thepoint and stamped with a series of marks on one side(rubbed), silver hilt comprising slightly down-turned quillonwith globular terminal, knuckle-guard interrupted by a centralmoulding, moulded ferrule and cap pommel each engravedwith leaf ornament, and original grip of natural staghorn44.5cm; 17I in blade£600-800185A GERMAN WAIDBLÄTT FROM A HUNTING TROUSSE,THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURYwith heavy wedge-shaped blade formed with a clippedbackpoint and with a slender fuller along the back-edge onone side, integral tang chiselled with simple linearornament along the back-edge, moulded quillon andferrule, fitted with side-ring formed with a pointed stronglydown-turned projection, and a pair of natural staghorn gripscalesover brass fillets, retained by three iron rivets withlarge domed iron caps; and A SMALL KNIFE FROM AHUNTING TROUSSE, THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17THCENTURY, tapering blade double-edged at the tip, andstaghorn grip en suite with the waidblättthe first: 47cm; 18I in(2)£300-40075


187 188186A GERMAN HUNTING SWORD, LATE 18TH CENTURYwith broad slightly curved blade double-edged towards thepoint, cut with a long shallow fuller and etched withscrolling foliage on each side at the forte, gilt-brass hiltincluding cross-piece engraved with flowers on a beadedbackground and bone grip retained by three pairs of rivetswith oval gilt-brass heads, in its original wooden scabbardwith engraved gilt-brass mounts en suite with the hilt (thescabbard extensively worn); ANOTHER HUNTING SWORD,19TH CENTURY, with straight double-edged blade etchedand gilt with trophies on a blued panel at the forte (worn),steel hilt including down-turned shell-guard, and naturalstaghorn grip, in its steel-mounted leather scabbard, thelocket stamped ‘Kohl’; and ANOTHER HUNTING SWORD,18TH CENTURY, with slightly curved blade double-edgedat the point, and hardwood grip inlaid with a spiralling lineof staghorn and a series of moon masks (hilt incomplete),and retaining a portion of its leather scabbardthe first: 60cm; 23K in blade(3)£600-800187AN AUSTRIAN HUNTING SWORD, MID-18TH CENTURYwith curved single-edged blade formed with a clipped-backpoint, etched with a hussar in contemporary dress beneaththe inscription ‘Vivat Pandur’ on each side at the forte, giltbrasshilt comprising stout cross-piece engraved withflowers and festoons, and cap-pommel engraved withexpanded flower heads, green-stained spirally carved horngrip retained by a pair of rivets each covered with an ovalgilt-brass washer, and in its original leather scabbard withbrass locket and chape48.8cm; 19D in blade£800-1000188A GERMAN HUNTING SWORD, LATE 18TH CENTURYwith slightly curved broad single-edged blade, short steelcross-piece pierced with a trellis pattern centring on arococo bouquet, engraved steel collar, and figuredhardwood shaped grip retained by three pairs of rivets withoval washers, and the grip incised with patterns of wavylines in imitation of horn; and ANOTHER, THIRD QUARTEROF THE 18TH CENTURY, with slightly curved broad bladedouble-edged towards the point (repaired), steel hiltincluding short down-curved quillon, curved knuckle-guard,and shaped hardwood grip retained by three pairs of rivetswith oval headsthe first: 54cm; 21D in blade(2)A hunting sword of similar form to the first is preserved inthe Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, see H.L.Blackmore 1971, ill. 34.£600-80076


189 190 191189A GERMAN HUNTING SWORD, MID-19TH CENTURYwith straight blade double-edged towards the point, etchedand gilt with foliage, trophies-of-music and a stag on ablued panel at the forte (worn), German silver hilt includinga pair of slightly recurved quillons with cloven hoofterminals, and cap pommel cast with a Wolf mask, andnatural staghorn grip, in its original leather-coveredwooden scabbard with German silver mounts(accompanying knife missing)57cm; 22M in blade£400-500191A GERMAN SMALL-SWORD, MID-18TH CENTURYwith hollow-triangular blade decorated with gilt foliage,trophies and the bladesmith’s initials ‘I.G.B.’ on a bluedpanel over the lower portion, steel hilt comprising doubleshell-guard pierced with differing trophies-of-arms within ascrolling frame, globular quillon, knuckle-guard, and ovoidpommel pierced with foliage, and retaining an early grip ofplaited wire and ‘Turks’ heads’84.5cm; 33D in blade£300-400190A SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1750with colichemarde blade etched with foliage and a sun-insplendouron each side at the forte (shortened), steel hiltincluding double shell-guard pierced with pierced trellispattern within wavy borders, quillon block decorated ensuite, pierced globular pommel, knuckle-guard and ovoidpommel matching the shell, and retaining an early grip ofplaited wire with ‘Turks’ heads’68cm; 26N in blade£350-45077


192 193 194192A NORTH EUROPEAN SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1740with two-stage blade inlaid with a running pattern of brassflowers and foliage, steel hilt including short quillon withfaceted globular terminal, small double shell-guard,knuckle-guard interrupted by a faceted spherical moulding,faceted globular pommel, decorated throughout withetched foliage and later grip; and A COMPOSITE SMALLSWORD, 18TH CENTURY, with earlier blade stamped ‘HansMoun Solindio’ within a short fuller on each side, steel hiltincluding shallow-bowl-shaped guard, and the quillon,knuckle-guard, pommel and grip each decorate with afaceted pattern79cm; 31in blade(2)£700-900193A TRANSITIONAL SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1680with associated blade of flattened-rounded section stamped‘Inini’ on each side at the forte and cut with a very shortfuller, steel hilt of moulded bars including down-curvedquillon with fluted barrel-shaped terminal, inner and outershell-guards each fitted with a sprung-in plate pierced witha panel of holes within a foliate frame, moulded knuckleguardjoined by a pair of scrolling bars at the base, andfluted pommel en suite with the quillon (later grip)74.2cm; 29D in blade£800-1000194A TRANSITIONAL SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1680with blade of flattened-hexagonal section retaining traces ofa bladesmith’s stamp within a pair of short fullers on eachside, fluted steel hilt including double shell-guard, a pair offlattened quillons swelling towards the terminals, a pair ofarms, and ovoid pommel, and later grip bound with plaitedwire and Turks’ heads’84.5cm; 33D in blade£700-90078


195A FINE FRENCH SILVER-HILTED SMALL-SWORD, PARISCHARGE MARK FOR 1768-1774with hollow-triangular blade, silver hilt cast, cast, piercedand chased with rococo ornament in low relief, comprisingdouble-shell-guard decorated on the outer face withdiffering trophies-of-arms and on the inner face withdiffering trophies-of music, each within oval garland framesand against an elaborate trellis background enclosed by afestooned border, a pair of arms each decorated withlaurel, one struck with silver marks including the maker’smark, quillon-block decorated with further trophies on eachside, quillon and knuckle-guard en suite with the shell,pierced ovoid pommel decorated with a trophy-of-arms onthe front and a garland on the rear, and original grip boundwith plaited wire and riband (loose)83.8cm; 33in blade£1000-1200196A SMALL-SWORD WITH CUT STEEL HILT BY JEFFERYS &JONES, COCKSPUR STREET, LONDON, CIRCA 1780with hollow-triangular blade etched and gilt with scrollingfoliage on a blued panel at the forte, steel hilt formed ofnumerous faceted steel beads of differing size, includingoval shell-guard, a slightly canted quillon, knuckle-guard,urn-shaped pommel and swelling grip (incomplete, losses),in its parchment-covered wooden scabbard with steelmounts including signed locket (chape missing); A SMALL-SWORD BY DRURY, CUTLER TO HIS MAJESTY, CIRCA1790, with hollow-triangular blade etched with scrollworkover the lower portion, steel hilt including oval shell-guard,knuckle-guard and solid grip each inlaid with twistedpatterns of copper wire (pommel missing, knuckle-guardbroken, hilt loose, worn), in its parchment-covered woodenscabbard with signed steel locket; A SMALL-SWORD, LATE18TH CENTURY, with etched blade, and steel hilt includingshell-guard studded with an alternating design of flowers infaceted beadwork inside; and TWO FURTHER SMALL-SWORDS, LATE 18TH CENTURY (worn)the first: 81.5cm; 32B in blade(5)Jefferys & Jones are part of a prominent firm of Royalgoldsmiths, jewellers and sword retailers operating at 20Cockspur Street from 1765-1828. Jefferys and Jones arerecorded on a bill dated 21st November 1775 for ‘a veryrich studded steel sword, a rich Moroco Belt, and a packingcase’. See L. Southwick 2001, p.150.£700-100019579


198FINE EAST EUROPEAN SILVER-MOUNTED SABRE, EARLY19TH CENTURYwith curved fullered blade double-edged towards the point,etched with a sun-in-splendour, a moon mask andscrollwork over the forte on each side, silver hilt cast andchased with rococo scrolls in low relief, including a pair ofquillons with scalloped and bud-shaped terminalsrespectively, langets decorated with a scalloped pattern andset with a turquoise paste at the front, pierced back-strapformed of a series of scrolls enclosing scallop shells andflowers, set with three turqoise pastes in raised mouldings,beaked pommel decorated en suite, and original velvetcoveredgrip, in its velvet-covered wooden scabbard withlarge silver mounts comprising chape, middle-band andlocket each cast and chased with scrolls enclosing scallopshells and flowers en suite with the hilt, the inner faceretaining traces of early gilding and the outer withturquoise pastes in raised settings, and with a pair of ringsfor suspension (the velvet with areas of wear), and stampedthroughout with the makers mark, the letters CW conjoined,and silver mark 12 each in a shaped cartouche71.5cm; 28B in blade£4000-5000199A SWORD IN SAXON EARLY 17TH CENTURY STYLE198197A SMALL-SWORD WITH CUT-STEEL HILT, EARLY 19THCENTURYwith hollow-triangular blade etched blued and gilt withgarlands, trophies and a strung horn on a blued panel atthe forte, steel hilt including pierced oval guard set withfaceted beads on the inner face, the outer face retainingtraces of blued finish, urn-shaped pommel applied withfurther faceted beads, swelling grip en suite, and retainingits original knuckle-chain, in its original fishskin-coveredwooden scabbard with steel mounts en suite with the hilt;and ANOTHER, SIMILAR, EARLY 19TH CENTURY, withslender blade etched and gilt with foliage, steel hilt appliedwith faceted studs and chiselled with scalloped ornament(shell-guard missing), in its scabbard with steel mounts ensuite with the hiltthe first: 80.5cm; 31N in blade(2)£350-450with double-edged blade cut with a running wolf markbetween a pair of slender lines, tapering ricasso stampedwith a mark on each side, steel hilt of faceted barsincluding moulded ring-guard fitted with a pierced sprunginplate, flattened faceted ovoid pommel, and the gripbound with silver wire embossed with a criss-cross patternand ‘Turks’ heads’97cm; 38D in blade£1200-1800200A RAPIER IN 17TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURYwith blade of flattened-diamond section, steel hilt offlattened rounded bars including vertically recurvedquillons and a pair of frontal bars each with scallop shellterminals, flattened ovoid pommel decorated withscalloped ornament, and the grip bound with plaited wire;and A BRASS-HILTED RAPIER IN 17TH CENTURY STYLE,20TH CENTURYthe first: 85cm; 33I in blade(2)£500-60080


201A SWEPT-HILT RAPIER IN EARLY 17TH CENTURY STYLEwith blade of flattened-diamond section stamped ‘Respice’twice within a short fuller on each side, steel hilt ofrounded bars including quillon with swelling down-turnedterminal, and fluted ovoid pommel, and wire-bound gripwith ‘Turks’ heads’98.5cm; 38N in blade£400-500202A SWEPT-HILT RAPIER IN 17TH CENTURY STYLEwith fullered blade, steel hilt of rounded bars including apair of straight quillons with trumpet-shaped terminals,triple ring-guard, fluted ovoid pommel, and wire-bound gripwith Turks’ heads’90cm; 35I in blade£600-800203A DECORATED SWEPT-HILT RAPIER IN 17TH CENTURYSTYLE, 19TH CENTURYwith two-stage blade pierced with an arrangement of slotsand circles within its lower portion, steel hilt of flattenedbars including vertically recurved quillons, knuckle-guard,upper and lower ring-guards, the pommel chiselled with adiffering profile mask on each side, and spirally mouldedwire-bound grip199103cm; 40I in blade£800-1000204A COMPOSITE SWEPT-HILT RAPIER, 17TH CENTURY ANDLATERwith doubled-edged fullered blade, steel hilt of slenderrounded bars including a pair of vertically recurved quillonsswelling towards the tips, outer ring-guard fitted with anadditional bar above joined to the knuckle-guard andbeneath to the arm, lower ring-guard, trifurcated innerguard,fluted barrel-shaped pommel, and wire-bound grip84.5cm; 33D in blade£700-900206A PAPPENHEIMER RAPIER IN THE STYLE OF 1630with 18th Century broad tapering blade engraved with sunand moon masks, steel hilt of characteristic form, includinga pair of vertically recurved quillons and knuckle-guardeach formed with knop-shaped terminals, large mushroomshapedpommel, and wire-bound grip95cm; 35I in blade£700-900205A RAPIER IN GERMAN EARLY 19TH CENTURY STYLEof the type associated with the Munich Town Guard, withtapering blade cut with a short fuller on each face,rectangular ricasso, steel hilt of flattened bars, andwire-bound grip96.5cm; 38in blade£600-80081


207 208207TWO DECORATIVE SPEARS, 19TH CENTURYwith leaf-shaped blades decorated on one side with asymmetrical arrangement of foliage enclosing a stylisedfleur-de-lys, moulded necks, faceted sockets, each on itswooden haft with steel shoe21.5cm; 8I in heads(2)£300-400208TWO BOAR SPEARS, 18TH CENTURYeach with leaf-shaped blade formed with a medial ridge,tubular socket, a pair of short straps, on its wooden haftwith steel shoe57cm; 22G in heads(2)£300-400209TWO EUROPEAN MILITARY SPEARS, 16TH CENTURYeach of robust hollow-diamond section, formed with aconical socket at the base, and a pair of long straps, on alater wooden haft (two straps shortened)69cm; 27B in and 62cm; 24I in(2)£600-800210TWO INFANTRY SPEARS, 16TH CENTURYthe first with broad leaf-shaped blade of flattened-diamondsection, reinforced tip, conical socket, and a pair of longstraps, on a later wooden haft, the second of similar form,in excavated condition, on a later wooden haft53.5cm; 21in; and 44.5cm; 7I in heads(2)£400-50082


209 210211A LEADING STAFF, 19TH CENTURYwith two-stage double-edged blade, the lower portionpierced with a series of geometrical shapes and retainingsome gold-painted finish, moulded neck, and a pair of shortstraps, on a wooden haft (the head patinated)32.5cm; 12N in head£200-250212TWO BRASS-MOUNTED POLES FOR GUIDONS, 19THCENTURYeach with screw-in steel spike, moulded globular brassneck and tapering socket, on a faceted wooden haft; and ASPONTOON, 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, with piercedbrass head, moulded brass neck, and wooden haft24cm; 9I in head(3)£250-350213A MACE IN LATE 16TH CENTURY STYLEof cast iron, with six-flanged head and decorated haft; TWOHORSEMAN’S AXES IN 16TH CENTURY STYLE; APERSIAN SMALL JAMBIYA, 19TH CENTURY, of iron, thehilt and scabbard decorated with koftgari silver; A LARGEINDO-PERSIAN DOUBLE-HEADED AXE, 19TH CENTURY,the head decorated with silver koftgari; and AN INDO-PERSIAN FINIAL FROM A HAFTED WEAPON, 19THCENTURYthe first: 66cm; 26in(6)Provenance: The Counts von der Asseburg-Rothkirk,removed from Scloss Falkenstein (the first four pieces)£400-50083


214 215214A RARE ITALIAN HALBERD, EARLY 17TH CENTURY,PROBABLY VENETIANwith broad central blade engraved with foliage (rubbed) ,cut with a cusped pattern and fitted beneath with a broadsteel collar formed of six vertical loops each interrupted bya chiselled mask, forward leaning axe-blade pierced andengraved with designs of foliage and stylisedmonsterheads, fitted with a bronze warrior mask on eachface, triangular rear fluke pierced and engraved en suiteand fitted with a pair of matching bronze masks, fitted withlater spiked transverse bolt, a pair of straps (restored), on alater wooden haft78.5cm; 30P in headAnother halberd from this distinctive group was sold inthese rooms, 28th June 2006, lot 347, £4320.£1500-2000215AN ITALIAN HALBERD, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16THCENTURYwith long spike of diamond section, forward leaning curvedaxe-blade pierced with a pair of cross-shaped apertures,formed with a pierced rounded lug behind the upper andlower tips, the former with a reinforced point, piercedreinforced rear fluke, and a pair of long straps, on a laterwooden haft110.5cm; 43I in head£800-100084


216 217 218216AN ITALIAN BILL (RONCONE), EARLY 16TH CENTURYwith tapering spike of diamond section, flat hook-shapedblade stamped with a series of eye lash marks along theback edge, straight reinforced rear fluke, a pair of basallugs, rectangular socket, and a pair straps, on a laterwooden haft77cm; 30D in head£800-1000217A LUGGED SPEAR, LATE 15TH CENTURYwith tapering blade of flattened-diamond section, shortrecessed neck, a pair of triangular basal lugs, conicalsocket, on a later wooden haft fitted with a pair of straps53cm; 20N in head£1400-1800218A RARE ITALIAN PARTISAN, CIRCA 1530-40with broad tapering long blade formed with a medial ridgeand a pair of slightly up-turned basal lugs, decorated overthe lower portion with pointillé decoration, faceted taperingsocket, and a pair of later straps, on a later wooden haft(the head pitted)84.4cm; 33D in headA number of partisans with similar pointillé decoration andalmost certainly from the guard of Henry VIII are preservedin the Royal Armouries, Leeds. See G.M. Wilson 1985,pp.15-20.£1400-180085


219 220219AN ITALIAN SPEAR, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 16THCENTURYwith broad tapering blade engraved on one side of theblade with a coat-of-arms, six birds in a shield, and a singlebird within a wreath on the other, struck beneath with thegothic letters ‘FT’ on either side of a two-stage medial ridgerunning over the shaped recessed lower portion, andfaceted socket fitted with a moulded latten collar top andbottom (the tip with a small chip), on a fabric-coveredwooden haft76cm; 30in head£700-900220AN ITALIAN BRANDISTOCK, EARLY 17TH CENTURYwith long central spike of diamond section, a pair ofstrongly up-curved basal lugs, moulded collar, facetedsocket, and a pair of later straps, on a later wooden haft72.5cm; 28I in£400-50086


221 222221A SWISS POL-AXE, LATE 16TH CENTURYwith slightly curved axe-blade formed with diagonal backedgesof differing length, and robust rear spike stampedwith a mark on each side, on a later wooden haft fitted withfour straps, perhaps the original21cm; 8I in headA pol-axe struck with a similar mark is preserved in theSchweizerisches Landesmuseum. See Dr E.A. Gessler1928, Taf 12.£800-1000222A GERMAN HALBERD, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16THCENTURYwith long central spike of diamond section, forward leaningaxe-blade pierced with a circular arrangement of holes andtwo further groups of three holes, pierced rear-flukestamped with a mark, a pair of long straps, decorated overits surface with later etching (worn), on a wooden haft fittedwith an additional pair of straps127cm; 50in head£400-500223A GERMAN HALBERD, LATE 16TH CENTURYwirth broad leaf-shaped blade formed with a medial ridge,the lower portion of the axe-blade formed with a smallcusp (the remainder removed), plain rear fluke, facetedtapering socket, on a later wooden haft41cm; 16D in head£350-45087


224 225224A GERMAN ETCHED HALBERD OF THE SAXONELECTORAL GUARD, EARLY 17TH CENTURYthe head formed with a slender triangular spike with strongmedial ridge extending to a basal socket, short neck cutwith decorative cusped edges, and etched on both sideswith a two-stage scrollwork cartouche filled with foliage ona blackened granular ground, plain flat hook-shaped rearfluke fitted with an additional up-turned lug at the base (thelower lug removed), S-shaped blade with cusped inneredges, etched with a strapwork oval cartouche on bothsides, enclosing on one side the arms of Saxony and onthe other the arms of the Archmarshalship of the HolyRoman Empire, and tubular socket extending to a pair ofstraps: on a later wooden haft strong medial ridge94cm; 33in headA number of halberds of similar form and decorationincorporate the abbreviated inscription CDAHZSC on therear spike for Christian der Andere Herzog zu SachsenChurfürst. See Kienbusch 1963, no. 571.£2500-3500PROPERTY REMOVED FROM A STYRIAN CASTLE225A FINE GERMAN ETCHED HALBERD OF THE GUARD OFTHE EMPEROR FERDINAND I, DATED 1558with tapering central blade formed with a medial ridge,crescentic axe-blade, and flat rear fluke, both sides etchedwith a pattern of scrolling leafy tendrils on a mattedgranular ground, incorporating the date on the fluke, andthe axe blade charged with the fire steels and raggedcrossed staves of Burgundy impaling a coronet anddividing the cypher FAR, etched socket extending to a pairof straps, on an early wooden haft, perhaps the original,with an additional pair of side-straps (areas of light wear)57cm; 22I in.Ferdinand I was born in Madrid on the 10th March 1503,the younger brother of the Emperor Charles V. In 1526 hewas elected King of Bohemia following the defeat ofSuleyman the Magnificent. In 1529 his forces successfullyrepelled the assault of Sulyeman at the first siege ofVienna. In 1531 he was elected king of the Romans, makinghim the designated heir of his brother. This continued theprocess which would eventually convert the crowns of88


226 227Bohemia and Hungary into the hereditary possession of theHabsburgs. In 1538 Ferdinand succeeded to the crown ofHungary from Prince John Zápolya by the treaty ofNagyvárad/Grosswardein. In 1556 Charles V resigned theempire to him though Pope Paul IV refused to acknowledgeFerdinand. On March 14th 1558 Ferdinand assumed the titleHoly Roman Emperor without being crowned by the Pope.Another halberd from this group was sold Sotheby’sHanover, 5th October 2005, lot 259, £5185.£2500-3000226A RARE HALBERD, FIRST HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY,GERMAN OR SWISSwith tapering spike of diamond section formed with arecessed rectangular panel at the base, crescentic axebladecut with cusped rear edges, down-curved rear spike,a pair of straps, and the head retaining traces of pointiléedecoration, on a later wooden haft50.5cm; 19P in headA pol-axe of very similar form is preserved in the WallaceCollection, no. A928.£1000-1400227A GERMAN HALBERD, LATE 16TH CENTURYwith central spike of diamond section, forward leaningslightly curved axe-blade pierced with a slipped trefoil andcut with cusps on the rear edges, rear spike stamped with amark on one side and pierced and cusped en suite, and apair of long straps, on a later wooden haft49.5cm; 19I in head£600-80089


228 229228A GERMAN HALBERD, LATE 16TH CENTURYwith central spike of diamond-section, slightly curvedforward leaning axe-blade pierced with a quatrefoil, rearspike pierced en suite, and a pair of straps (shortened), ona later wooden haft with an additional pair of later straps51.5cm; 20D in head£500-600PROPERTY OF A GERMAN NOBLEMAN229A HALBERD, LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY,PROBABLY ITALIANwith central spike of diamond section stamped with twomarks and lightly engraved at the base, engraved crescenticaxe-blade pierced with shaped holes and formed with a pairlugs shaped as bird heads (a pair of spikes missing from thesides), engraved rear spike pierced en suite and formedwith a reinforced tip, engraved socket, a pair of long plainstraps, on an early chip carved wooden haft95.5cm; 37K in head£800-100090


230 231230A SWISS HALBERD, 17TH CENTURYwith stout central spike, long slightly curved axe-bladestamped with a mark on one side (rubbed), triangular rearfluke cut with a small projection above, a pair of longstraps, on its wooden haft fitted with a pair of additionalstraps99.5cm; 39D in headFor a halberd of strikingly similar form struck with a similar,possibly the same, mark see J.A. Meier, p.245 and ill. 20.£1500-2000231A RARE GERMAN LINSTOCK, 17TH CENTURYformed as a double-headed eagle, with central spike ofdiamond-section, the base with a pair of heads each fittedwith a screw for fixing match, a pair of feathered wings andfour-clawed talons, engraved with patterns of feathersthroughout, moulded socket, and retaining much earlytinned finish throughout: on a later wooden haftA similar linstock, formerly in the Beardmore collection, ispreserved in the Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Collection,The Philadelphia Musuem of Art, no. 610. Another from theNuremberg Castle collection, was sold 1890, lot 1941.£1000-120091


232 233 234 235VARIOUS OWNERS232AN EAST EUROPEAN MACE, 17TH CENTURYwith near spherical head formed of eight shaped flangesand fitted with a moulded button finial at the top, taperingpolygonal haft formed with a raised moulding top andbottom, the lower portion of tapering cylindrical form anddecorated with spiralling lines arranged in fours, and laterwooden grip (light pitting, the haft with small holes alongthe seam)68cm; 26N in£1800-2200233AN EAST EUROPEAN MACE, 17TH CENTURYwith spherical head formed of six near semi-circularflanges, cylindrical haft formed with a raised collar beneaththe head and pierced for a thong, the grip formed with araised moulding at the top and bottom, decorated withspiralling linear ornament, and with a button finial top andbottom (pitted throughout)53.4cm; 21in£1200-1800234A SAXON MINER’S GUILD AXE, LATE 17TH CENTURYwith iron blade pierced with a slipped quatrefoil andstamped with a cross and orb mark on one side, square rearpean, figured hardwood haft inlaid over its full surface withpellets and engraved plaques, including a pair of prayingminers in contemporary dress at the foot of the cross at thetop, and engraved bone basal cap engraved with thecrossed swords of the Archmarshallship of the empire, theowners initials IME, and a miner’s axe and hammer (losses)71.8cm; 28D in£800-1000235A DECORATED AXE IN 16TH CENTURY STYLE, 19THCENTURYwith stout central spike chiselled with beadwork around thebase, shaped axe blade chiselled with a mounted armouredknight on one side and with a panel of scrolling foliage onthe other, set with nine conical spikes on the socket, on itshardwood haft profusely inlaid with engraved staghornmasks and pellets enriched with brass stars and wire, andstaghorn basal cap carved in relief with a pair of Herculeanfigures clubbing a monster, and with iron suspension loop76.5cm; 30B in overall£800-100092


236 237 238236A SPONTOON, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 18THCENTURY, POSSIBLY SAXONwith broad spear-shaped head, near circular pierced neck,tapering moulded socket inscribed with an arsenal number,on a later wooden haft adapted for mounting a flag28cm; 11in headA spontoon of similar form is preserved in the Stadt- undBergbau Museums, Freiberg. See K.Hilbert 1998, p.128, no.196.£300-350237TWO BAVARIAN PARTISANS FROM THE GUARD OF CARLTHEODORE, ELECTOR OF THE PALATINE, CIRCA 1777-95with minor differences, each with broad double-edgedblade tapering to a spiked point, etched with the crownedElectoral monogram on each face, faceted socket formedwith a pair of straps, on its original wooden haft fitted withconical iron shoe (the heads each pitted, one monogramrefreshed, one haft warped)33.5cm; 13D in and 35cm; 13N in heads(2)£600-800238A RARE ELIZABETH II YEOMAN OF THE GUARDPARTISANetched and gilt with the crowned Royal Arms above theRoyal cypher on a blued panel within a gilt frame, whitemetal socket and straps, on its wooden haft with whitemetal shoe and complete with its tassel69.5cm; 27I in headPROVENANCE:Wilkinson Sword CompanyPartisans from this group rarely come on to the market asthe entire stock at the Tower of London and St James’sPalace is normally sent to Wilkinson Sword Company tohave the new cypher applied with the change of eachmonarch.£500-60093


240 241239ANOTHER ELIZABETH II YEOMAN OF THE GUARD PARTISANsimilar69.5cm; 27I in headProvenance:Wilkinson Sword CompanySee footnote to previous lot.£500-600240AN OFFICER’S SMALL-SWORD BY BLAND & FOSTER, STJAMES’S, LONDON, CIRCA 1788-91with straight single-edged blade of regulation type,engraved with the crowned Royal arms on each side andinscribed with the maker’s signature on the back-edge,polished steel hilt including boatshell guard (chipped), apair of recurved quillons with flattened globular terminals,faceted pommel, and original grip of plaited wire, completewith its original signed steel locket, chape and a portion ofits leather scabbard (the mounts pitted)82.5cm; 32I in blade94John Highmore Bland was Royal sword Cutler andBeltmaker to George III working at 68 St James’s Street. Hewas joined by Robert Foster in 1787.£300-400241TWO RARE DIRKS AND TWO RELATED MINIATURES OFGENTLEMEN, EARLY 19TH CENTURYthe first dirk with curved slender blade double-edgedtowards the tip, etched and gilt with foliage and a trophyof-armson a blued panel, gilt-brass hilt including recurvedquillons and diamond-shaped langets engraved with a tigermask on each side, gilt-brass grip engraved with a marinemonster and a scallop shell, and lion-head pommel (the hiltloose, knuckle-chain missing), in its wooden scabbardcovered with shagreen and with large shaped gilt-brassmounts engraved with foliage; the second dirk, with curvedsingle-edged blade (rusted), gilt-brass cross-piece withengraved button-shaped terminals (one vent), engravedferrule, and ivory grip carved with a pair of spiralling lines,and rising to a bulbous pommel fitted with a floral rivethead on each side, in its leather scabbard with gilt-brassmounts including middle band decorated with a female


figure and an anchor; and two contemporary framed andglazed hand painted miniatures, one depicting an Officer, ofthe East India Companythe first: 28.5cm; 11D in(4)By family tradition these all relate to the illustrated Officerof the East India Company.£1000-1200242A SCOTTISH DIRK, 20TH CENTURYwith broad blade etched ‘Robert Allison & Son Ltd,Glasgow’ formed with a notched back-edge, hilt ofcharacteristic form with silver coloured mounts decoratedwith thistle foliage, the grip carved with basket-weavedesigns, and the pommel set with a foil-backed piece ofglass, in its scabbard complete with by-knife and fork ensuite; and TWO MODERN COPIES OF SCOTTISH BASKET-HILTED BROADSWORDS, each in its scabbardthe first: 44.5cm; 17I in(3)£250-350243A MILITARY HANGER, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY,ENGLISH OR AMERICANwith slightly curved blade cut with a long fuller along the backedgeon each side (shortened), brass slotted hilt (bent, twobars broken), spirally fluted pommel, and banded woodengrip, in its leather scabbard with engraved brass chape56cm; 22in blade£200-250244A 1796 PATTERN INFANTRY SWORDthe blade retaining some etched and gilt decorationincorporating the crowned Spanish Royal arms, gilt-brasshilt with folding shell-guard, and retaining its original grip oftwisted silver wire and with its sword knot86.3cm; 34in blade£350-450245A 1796 PATTERN LIGHT CAVALRY TROOPER’S SWORDthe blade inscribed ‘Runkel, Solingen’ on the back-edge(pitted throughout); and a VICTORIAN 1845 PATTERNINFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD BY HENRY WILKINSON,NO.19471 FOR 1874, with etched blade, in its regulationbrass scabbardthe first: 83cm; 32N in blade(2)£250-350244246SEVEN BLADES FOR 1796 PATTERN HEAVY CAVALRYSWORDStwenty-four ramrods for regulation percussion muskets, apair of chin-scales for a cavalry helmet, a Malaysian kris,and four various jambiya, a tribal bow, two fencing epées,and further miscellaneous items, all contained in a Victorianuniform case(qty)£350-450247A VICTORIAN NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD BY STILLWELL &SON, LONDONwith etched regulation blade, brass hilt with folding sideguard,in its original brass-mounted leather scabbard79cm; 31in blade£200-25095


250 251 252248A MASONIC SWORD BY WOODS, LONDONwith straight double-edged blade etched with foliage andthe owner’s name, brass hilt of characteristic type, andwire-bound grip72.5cm; 28I in blade£60-80249THE POST 1902 ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE OFFICER’SSWORD OF LIEUTENANT WILLIAM HUGH LEADBEATERcomplete with its scabbard and sword knot (the sword knotworn); together with a contemporary framed and glazedphotograph of Leadbeater, and a quantity of paperworkincluding his Ordinary Indenture, dated 1883, hisappointment as Sub Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reservedated 1894, his appointment as Lieutenant in 1895, andcertificates for Torpedo instruction, Gunnery and Pilotage(small tears), all contained in a steel tube82.5cm; 32I in(3)£300-40096THE PROPERTY OF A GERMAN NOBLEMAN250A GERMAN OFFICER’S SMALL-SWORD, LATE 18THCENTURYwith earlier fullered blade pierced with a series of slottedcircles, burnished steel hilt including boatshell guard and apair of straight swelling quillons, and original grip82.5cm; 32I in blade£400-500251A GERMAN SMALL-SWORD, CIRCA 1740with straight blade of flattened-hexagonal section etchedand gilt over the lower portion, brass hilt cast and chasedin low relief including scrolls, tendrils and martial trophiesall on a finely punched ground and original grip bound withplaited silver wire and Turks’ heads83cm; 32N in blade£500-700


253 255252A GERMAN OFFICER’S SMALL-SWORD, EARLY 19THCENTURYwith straight blade of flattened hexagonal section,rectangular ricasso, brass hilt incorporating a boatshellguard, a pair of straight tapering quillons, ovoid pommeland original grip bound with plaited copper wire80cm; 31I in blade£200-250253A GERMAN OFFICER’S SMALL-SWORD, EARLY 19THCENTURYwith straight two-stage blade stamped ‘En Toledo’ within ashort fuller on each side, fluted brass hilt incorporating aboatshell guard, a pair of tapering quillons with smallbud-shaped terminals, ovoid pommel and original gripbound with plaited brass wire80.5cm; 31N in blade£200-250254A GERMAN OFFICER’S SMALL-SWORD, 19TH CENTURYwith straight blade double-edged towards the tip, brasstriple-bar hilt, back-strap extending to form a cap pommel,and original wire-bound leather grip94.5cm; 37D in blade£250-350255A GERMAN OFFICER’S SMALL-SWORD, EARLY 19THCENTURYwith straight fullered blade double-edged towards thepoint, brass hilt incorporating a boatshell guard, a pair ofstraight tapering quillons, ovoid pommel and original gripbound with plaited copper wire84.5cm; 33D in blade£200-25097


257 258 259256A GERMAN OFFICER’S SMALL-SWORD, EARLY 19THCENTURYwith straight fullered blade double-edged towards thepoint, gilt-brass hilt incorporating a boatshell guard, a pairof straight tapering quillons, ovoid pommel and originalgrips of gilt-brass cast in imitation of wire binding84.5cm; 33D in blade£250-300257A GERMAN ROBE SWORD, 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURYwith earlier straight double-edged blade cut with a full-lengthnarrow fuller and etched with a pair of serpents towards the tipon each side, the forte engraved with three crowned portraitbusts surrounded by scrolling foliage and stamped ‘--rt Sint inder Not --Gelts werth’ and ‘--Guter freunt -- in Wolpruirts’ withina pair of short fullers on the respective faces, rudimentary steelhilt comprising straight cross-piece with pierced flattenedcircular terminals, and compressed pommel and the gripbound with plaited wire and a faceted collar top and bottom80cm; 31I in blade£450-55098VARIOUS OWNERS258A PRUSSIAN MODEL 1848 ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABREthe blade retaining traces of etching, brass hilt cast in reliefincluding square langets, the outer decorated with crossedcannon, wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, retaining aportion of its leather knot, in its scabbard82cm; 32I in blade£250-350259SIX PRUSSIAN MODEL 1848 INFANTRY SHORTSWORDSeach stamped ‘Weyersburg Kirschbaum & Co. Solingen’ atthe forte, and with a crowned W above ’86’64cm; 25D in(6)£300-350


260 261 262 263260A PRUSSIAN MODEL 1852/79 SABREwith etched pipe-backed blade, nickel-plated hilt, originalfishskin-covered grip, and retaining its leather thumb-loop,in its nickel-plated scabbard (light rust throughout)86cm; 33P in blade£250-300261A SAXON MODEL 1867 INFANTRY OFFICER’S DEGENwith straight polished blade inscribed ‘C.A WestmannDresden’ and ’ Eisenhauer Garantiert’ within a pair of longfullers on the respective sides, brass regulation hilt withfolding double shell-guard, retaining its sword knot, in itsscabbard, applied with the crowned Royal cypher ofJohann I (worn)76.8cm; 30D in blade£300-400262A PRUSSIAN CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD, DATED 1869with slender curved fullered blade etched over the forteand signed ‘Eichwede in Hannover', brass hilt cast andchased in low relief, including square langets and knuckleguarddecorated with crossed flags, and with an inscriptionincorporating the date on the back-strap, in its scabbard(the hilt blade and hilt rubbed, the scabbard patinated)80.5cm; 31N in blade£200-250263A PRUSSIAN MODEL 1889 INFANTRY GUARD OFFICER’SSABREwith brass hilt retaining traces of gilding incorporating thecypher of Kaiser Wilhelm II, engraved with the owner’scoat-of arms on the pommel, the grip applied withenamelled Garde star on one side (very small chips),retaining its original leather thumb loop, in its scabbard75.5cm; 29N in blade£300-40099


264 265 266264A PRUSSIAN MODEL 1889 INFANTRY GUARD OFFICER’SSABRE BY M. NEUMANN, HOFLIEFERANT, BERLINwith etched deluxe blade inscribed with the maker’s nameon the back-edge, and a presentation inscription on arectangular panel at the forte, brass hilt retaining traces ofgilding, incorporating the cypher of Kaiser Wilhelm II andengraved with the owner’s coat-of-arms on the pommel(areas of corrosion), the grip applied with enamelled Gardestar on one side (the enamel with losses), retaining itsoriginal leather thumb loop, in its scabbard81cm; 31N in blade£400-500265A PRUSSIAN MODEL 1889 INFANTRY GUARD OFFICER’SSABREthe blade by Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & CLE, Solingen,brass hilt retaining traces of gilding, incorporating thecypher of Kaiser Wilhelm II, the grip also applied with thecrowned gilt cypher, retaining its original leather thumbloop, in its scabbard78cm; 30N in blade£300-400266A PRUSSIAN INFANTRY OFFICER’S DEGEN, SECONDQUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURYwith straight fullered blade double-edged towards the pointand etched with foliage over the lower portion, brassregulation hilt including double shell-guard (each bent upwards),and urn-shaped pommel cast with acanthus (thegrip binding loose and with losses), in its brass-mountedleather scabbard; ANOTHER, MID-19TH CENTURY, withstraight fullered blade double-edged at the point, in itsbrass-mounted leather scabbard (the belt-hook nowdetached)the first: 83.5cm; 32P in blade(2)£250-300100


267 268 269267A GERMAN SWORD FOR A CHILD, SECOND HALF OF THE19TH CENTURYwith straight single-edged blade, brass hilt cast with foliagein low relief and wire-bound fishskin-covered grip, in itsscabbard; ANOTHER, LAST QUARTER OF THE 19THCENTURY, with curved fullered blade, engraved steel hilt,fishskin-covered grip, in its scabbard (the hilt bent, areas ofwear)the first: 53.5cm; 21in blade(2)£100-150269A GERMAN CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABRE, CIRCA 1900with curved fullered blade etched and gilt with trophies andfoliage over the lower portion, gilt-bass hilt cast in relief,including down-turned quillon with lionhead terminal,langet with a warrior mask, and back-strap decorated withfoliage rising to a lionhead pommel, and original fishskincoveredgrip, in its scabbard with two brass mounts eachcarrying a ring for suspension83.8cm; 33in blade£350-450268A PRUSSIAN ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SWORD, LATE19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURYwith pipe-backed blade inscribed ‘Eisenhauer’ and‘Damaststahl’ on a scroll on the respective faces, regulationbrass stirrup hilt cast with a pair of crossed cannon on thecross-piece, in its scabbard76cm; 29P in blade£200-250101


270 271 272 274270A GERMAN CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABRE, CIRCA 1900with slender fullered blade etched with foliage over thelower portion, gilt-bass hilt cast in relief, including downturnedquillon with lionhead terminal, langet with a warriormask on the front and engraved with the owner’s coat-ofarmson the reverse, back-strap decorated with foliagerising to a lionhead pommel, and original fishskin-coveredgrip, in its scabbard86cm; 33N in blade£350-450271A PRUSSIAN ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABREwith etched blade, regulation brass stirrup hilt, wire-boundfishskin-covered grip, in its steel scabbard with two brassmounts for sling swivels (worn)80.5cm; 31N in blade(2)£200-250272A GERMAN OFFICER’S SWORD, LAST QUARTER OF THE19TH CENTURYwith regulation curved fullered blade, brass stirrup hilt withplain square langets, and fishskin-covered grip (losses), inits scabbard (worn)77cm; 30D in blade£150-200273A GERMAN MAMELUKE-HILTED SWORD IN THE TURKISHTASTE, 19TH CENTURYwith curved fullered blade, brass cross-piece with globularterminals, and horn grip rising to a swollen pommel, in itsleather-covered wooden scabbard with large brass mounts(worn throughout)60.5cm; 23N in blade£300-400102


275274FOUR FRENCH CHASSEPOT BAYONETStwo dated 1869 and two dated 1874, in their scabbards(4)£120-180Militaria275AN AUSTRIAN MODEL 1798/1809 INFANTRY HELMETof leather, with a tall comb bound with brass (fur crest andplume missing), brass helmet plate embossed with theinitials ‘F II’ for Franz II (1792-1835) and with the letter ‘D’ onthe corner, a pair of brass cockades, brass-mounted peak,and a pair of leather ear-defences with a thong for securingunder the chin ( areas of wear)31cm; 12D in high£500-600276A GERMAN CAMPAIGN WATER BOTTLE, 19TH CENTURYwith leather-covered glass body, and retaining a portion ofits carrying straps; A CARVED WOODEN FLASK, and AGERMAN POWDER-FLASK, 18TH CENTURY, of flattenedcow hornthe first: 22.5cm; 8K in high(3)£80-100277A PAIR OF HANOVERIAN EPAULETTES, 19TH CENTURYeach with gold bullion fringes, fitted with gilt buttons, paddedred felt undersides, and contained in their original box, the lidstamped ‘Wilhelm Stahl, Dusseldorf’ (the rank badgesremoved); A PAIR OF EPAULETTES, 19TH CENTURY,PROBABLY HANOVERIAN, each with a large applied whitemetal crescent, silver bullion fringes, and with padded whitefelt undersides, in their original case (the case worn)(2)£300-400103


281 282278AN OFFICER’S TUNICof blue cloth, with red collar, silver bullion epaulettes, eachwith blue chevrons and applied with a pair of star-shapedbuttons, and with plain copper buttons at the front£350-450279A PRUSSIAN OFFICER’S GREATCOATof field grey cloth, with red-lined blue collar, and brassbuttons decorated with the Imperial crown£200-250280A PRUSSIAN OFFICER’S GREATCOATof field grey cloth, with blue collar fitted with a pair of redstraps, and with plain copper buttons throughout£150-200281A PRUSSIAN DRAGOON OFFICER’S PICKELHAUBEwith leather skull fitted with round spike on a cruciformbase retained by fluted star-shaped rivets, gilt-brass helmetplate and chin-scales, the latter retained by a black cockadeon the left and a red cockade on the right, retaining muchoriginal gilding throughout (the leather with cracks, minorwear and losses): its original leather case23.5cm; 9D in high£1200-1800282A PRUSSIAN LANCE CAP FOR AN OFFICER OF THEWESTPHALIAN NO. 5 LANCER REGIMENTwith padded leather skull, white metal helmet-plate, thefinial with white felt underside, trimmed in silver and bluepiping and complete with its chin-scales (cockadesincomplete, areas of wear and fading): in its original leathercase15.2cm; 6in high£1000-1200104


283283THE SILVER-MOUNTED DRESSING CASE OF CAPTAIN S.G.HARDING, LONDON SILVER HALLMARKS FOR 1914-15including two ivory-mounted razors, boot-hooks, scissors,numerous pill boxes, and powder containers, the silver lidsengraved with the owner’s crest, contained in a two-tieredvelvet-lined case veneered in rosewood, the corners boundwith brass and the lid fitted with an escutcheon engraved withthe owner’s initials, and retaining part of its original leathercover embossed ‘Captain S.G. Harding’ (one pillbox chipped)‘Lieut. Harding is the Regimental Survey Officer of 53Heavy Regiment RA. On 24th Oct. 44 he was ordered tosurvey four battery positions in the region of Schindel toenable the Regiment to harass the enemy retreating acrossthe river Maas. While on his reconnaissance his jeep wasblown up by a mine and his driver was killed. Althoughsuffering from severe shock and injuries, Lieut. Hardingcompleted his task and the positions were ready foroccupation by the guns that evening.’ Taken from ArmyForm W.3121.Lieutenant S.V.G. Harding was mentioned in despatches, 4June 1946. His Second World War group were sold Morton& Eden, 13th December 2005, lot 135.£500-600284A GROUP OF THREE PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS OFAERONAUTICAL INTEREST COVERING THE PERIOD1928-40(3)£120-180105


pendant tassets each of three upward-overlapping lames,matching backplate formed in one piece with projectingflange at the waist, the breastplate and backplate joined byhinged hasps and studs at their sides, and each struckinternally with the pearled A mark of the city of Augsburg, apair of large characteristic asymmetrical pauldrons, theright with a narrow front, formed of seven upwardoverlapping lames, the left with a broad front, formed of sixupward-overlapping lames, vambraces of fully articulatedconstruction, each formed of a tubular upper and lowercannon, the former fitted with a turner of three lames, anda winged bracelet-couter of three lames, right gauntletformed of a flared and slightly pointed cuff with a fixedinner plate, boxed at its lower end, an articulated innerwrist-lame, seven upward-overlapping metacarpal-plates, ashaped knuckle-plate and four scaled finger-defences sewnto an underlining leather glove (thumb-defence missing),cuisses each of four upward-overlapping lames, separatedbetween the third and fourth, and fixed at their lower endswith winged poleyns of five lames overlapping outwardsfrom the third, and tubular greaves each cut at the heelwith a slit to accommodate a spur, and at the front with anarch to receive an integral sabaton of eight lames thatoverlap inwards to the fourth, the last forming a toe-capthat narrows to its end, the armour decorated at its mainedges with file-roped inward turns (areas of pitting andheavy patination throughout, the greaves, sabatons andtassets possibly restored, the straps with somedisarticulations), stand not includedArmour285A FINE AND RARE SOUTH GERMAN COMPOSITETOURNEY ARMOUR, AUGSBURG CIRCA 1580, THECUIRASS STRUCK WITH THE SO-CALLED TRISKELESMARK OF ANTON PEFFENHAUSERcomprising close helmet of heavy make formed of a onepieceskull rising to a high roped comb, fitted at the napewith a brass plume-holder decorated with arabesqueinterlace (its right arm cracked through) and pierced toeither side of it with a pair of lace-holes for the rear ends ofthe internal cross-straps, each fitted with a brass eyelet(one missing), visor, upper bevor and bevor attached bycommon pivots (the right replaced, the left missing), eachsecured at the right side by a spring-catch, that for thevisor lacking its combined pull and lifting-peg, that for theupper visor of sliding form, that for the bevor locked by aswivel-hook, visor of ‘frog-mouthed’ form with a centrallydividedvision-slit, prow-shaped upper bevor pierced at theright side with twenty-eight small circular ventilation holes,and three articulated gorget-plates front and rear, the frontones descending to an obtuse central point, the helmetretaining many of the internal lining-bands, breastplate ofdeep ‘peascod’ from, finely roped at the neck and stampedwith the triskeles mark beneath, moveable gussets at thearm openings (the left associated), associated hinged lancerestattached by two screws, fauld of one lame andThe armour is of a kind worn in the tourney whichoriginally took the form of a mock battle fought betweentwo teams of mounted contestants armed with rebatedlances and swords. However, by the late 16th Century ithad evolved into a simpler sport, often referred to bymodern writers as the tourney course, in which individualmounted contestants fought with rebated swords alone.The triskeles or triquet mark is the coat-of-arms of thecelebrated Augsburg armourer Anton Peffenhauser(recorded 1545-1603). It is seen on his etched iron epitaph,formerly in an Augsburg church, inscribed Master AntoniusPeffenhauser with his two wives and fourteen children. Thisarmour is related to another by this armourer, also struckwith the triskeles mark, preserved in the Wallace Collection,no. A45. Together they may have formed part of a seriesordered from Peffenhauser for the Bavarian Electoralarmoury in 1579.The present armour is also struck with a number of marksrelated to the Wallace Collection example, including dots,crescent-shaped marks and the fir cone mark of the City ofAugsburg. These are found on the bevor, the gorget, thepauldrons, and the cuisses. The pearled A mark is foundinside the cuirass as already noted, inside both cuisses andinside the right-hand pauldron (the latter is rubbed andlargely obscured).See J. Mann 1962, p.54, A.V.B. Norman 1986, p.19, A. vonReitzenstein 1975, pp.72-77, and 1971, pp.111-127.£35000-45000106


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286A COMPOSITE GERMAN FLUTED FIELD ARMOUR IN THESO-CALLED MAXIMILLIAN FASHION, CIRCA 1515-1530comprising close helmet formed of a rounded one-pieceskull rising to a low roped medial comb, bellows visor andbevor attached by later common rivets, the former roped atthe front of the step beneath its centrally divided vision slit,pierced with ten horizontal ventilation slots and fitted at isright side with a short lifting peg (replaced), the latterflanged outwards at its lower to form a short front neckguard(lower right corner with a small welded repair) andsecured to the skull at the right of the neck by a springcatch(replaced), and rear neck-guard of three lames (eachwith a welded repair at the left end), collar of four lamesfront and rear (originally of 'almain' type), the top lamesfinely etched with foliate scrolls on a stippled ground (onelame at each side modern), breastplate formed of arounded main plate with detachable folding lance-rest,movable gussets at the arm-openings, waist-lame and fauldof the two separable lames (the first associated, the secondrestored), and tassets each of four lames, backplate formedof a main plate with a pair of side plates and a waist-lame(associated) flanged outwards to form a short culet cut witha shallow notch at the centre of its lower edge, the mainplate struck at its upper edge with the quality control markof the city of Nuremberg, long spaudlers, each of sevenlames overlapping outwards from the third, and articulatedby transverse sliding-rivets to fully articulated vambracesformed of a tubular upper and lower cannon fitted at theinside of the elbow with a narrow lame, and a couter ofthree lames, the central lame projecting inwards at thefront as a large flat oval wing with a medial pucker (thespaudlers and vambraces with internal patches), a pair oflater circular besagews each with an applied conical boss atits centre, gauntlets each formed of a short straight-endedcuff with a hinged inner plate, five metacarpal-plates in thecase of the left one and six in the case of the right, aknuckle-plate decorated with a roped transverse rib, fivefinger-plates in the case of the left one and eight in the caseof the right, and a hinged thumb-defence (the rightrestored) terminating in a pair of scales (the gauntlets not apair), cuisses each formed of a gutter-shaped main platefitted at its upper edge with a crescentic extension-plateand its lower edge with a winged poleyn of four lames(associated, not a pair, internal repairs), tubular full-lengthgreaves each pierced at the heel with a pair of holes forattaching a spur and cut at the front with an arch toaccommodate a sabaton of nine lames overlapping inwardstowards the fourth, the last forming a toe (the sabatonsassociated and possibly later), the armour decoratedthroughout with boldly fluted ornament framed in manycases by incised lines, and at its main edges with boldlyroped inward turns, accompanied by recessed borders inmost cases (showing some pitting and wear overall,especially on the helmet, vambraces, gauntlets andcuisses): on a wooden mannequin with a mouldedrectangular wooden basePROVENANCEThe greaves and sabatons: Sir Edward Barry, OckwellsManor, Berkshire, sold Sotheby's 5 July 1965, lot 33John. F. Hayward, sold Sotheby's, London, 1st November1983, lot 28EXHIBITEDThe Art of the Armourer, Victoria and Albert Museum,London, 19 April - 5 May 1963, Cat no. 4, p.9.£50000-70000108


287287A COMPOSITE GERMAN CUIRASSIER'S ARMOUR BY THEMASTER HM OF NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1620comprising collar formed of a single plate front and rear,associated one-piece pikeman's breastplate struck with amaker's mark (indistinct), flanged outwards at its V-shapedwaist to receive a pair of long tassets each of fourteenlames separable between the fourth and fifth, andterminating in a poleyn of five lames with a small side wingissuing from the third, associated one-piece backplate withoutwardly flanged lower edge and struck with a maker'smark (indistinct), large symmetrical pauldrons each of ninelames overlapping outwards from its fourth, the latterdecorated at the front and rear with groups of brasscappedrivets arranged in concentric circles, and connectedby a turner decorated at its upper edge with a triangularboss to three-piece vambrace formed of tubular upper andlower cannons, the lower of 'tulip-shape', narrow braceletcouterarticulated by a pair of internal leathers, twogauntlets (not a pair) each formed of a flared and obtuselypointedcuff with a fixed inner plate, a wrist lame, the leftwith five metacarpal-plates and the right with six, a shapedknuckle-plate, scaled finger-defences and winged thumbdefenceterminating in matching scales, each fitted with anold lining-glove of canvas and a later internal wrist-strap, allelements painted black over an early blackened finish(partly worn), decorated at the main edges (except for thecuirass) with plain inward turns accompanied by recessedborder, the subsidiary edges with bright bevelsaccompanied by single incised lines, and struck with thequality control mark of the city of Nuremberg accompaniedby the maker's mark (except the cuirass), within a shield theinitials HM over a winged cherub's head (the backplate withshort cracks at neck and left arm-opening; the left pauldronand turner slightly disarticulated, buckles and minor fittingsreplaced throughout)It would appear from surviving examples of marked piecesthat the Master HM was active from the late 16th to theearly 17th Century. His mark is on a morion in the Wallacecollection, London, Cat No. A114, forming part of a seriesmade for the guard of the Elector August of Saxony (1553-86). However, this may have been added during the reignof his successor Christian I (1586-91). It can further berecorded on armours in the armouries at Schwarzburg, CatNo. 14, Solothurn, Cat No.116, and the Musée de l'Armée,Paris, Inv No. G23, as well as a burgonet in the DeutschesHistoriches Museum, Berlin, Inv No. W652, a gauntletformerly associated with the armour Inv No. II.33 in theRoyal Armouries Museum, Leeds, three pieces in theMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and another in thehelmet museum, St. Petersberg (See J.G. Mann, 1962,p.116, C.J. Ffoulkes, Vol 1 1916, p.117, and H. Müller & F.Kunter, 1989, p. 182 & 271).£10000-12000110


288288A GERMAN INFANTRY ARMOUR (KNECHTISCHERHARNASCH), NUREMBERG, LAST QUARTER OF THE 16THCENTURYcomprising burgonet with two-piece skull joined by a ropedcomb, formed with pointed peak struck with an ownershipmark, a pair of crossed sword, 'almain' collar, comprisinggorget formed of three plates front and rear, stamped withAugsburg control mark on the front lame, spaudlers of sixlames, a pair of associated gauntlets each embossed with afleur-de-lys on the cuff (restorations), breastplate of strongpeascod form, struck with Nuremberg mark and a pair ofserial marks at the neck, original fauld of two lames, a pairof tassets of seven lames, well matched backplate struckwith Nuremberg mark and the maker's mark MR, associatedculet, and a pair of matched fingered gauntlets eachembossed with a fleur-de-lys on the cuff (restorations)The ownership mark on the burgonet relates to Saxony.Other pieces struck with the same mark are preserved inthe Schwarzburg Armoury. The maker's mark, MR, on theback-plate is found on a number of morions of the SaxonElectoral Guard and is that of Martin Rotschmied, MichelRoth, or Martin Rothschuch. See A.V.B. Norman, 1986,no.A118, pp.52-53.£10000-12000111


289289A COMPOSITE EUROPEAN CUIRASSIER'S ARMOUR,EARLY 17TH CENTURYcomprising later collar formed of a single plate front andrear, heavy one-piece breastplate, possibly Flemish, ofvestigial 'peascod' fashion decorated with three narrowbands of incised lines radiating from the waist, the latterlightly flanged and fitted with a heavy fauld of one lamefitted at either side with a modern brass bolt for a pair oflong tassets, possibly Flemish, each of thirteen lamesterminating in a winged poleyn of five lames, decorated onthe front of its third with an embossed six-pointed star,early 16th century backplate formed of a main plate, a pairof side-plates and a culet plate fitted at the centre of itswaist with a modern hook to receive a culet of five lames,the lower four are formed in two halves joined medially byrivets, a pair of pauldrons of five lames incorporating alarge pointed lower plate, vambraces of three lames, upperand lower cannons, poleyns of five lames with centralwinged plate with a recessed border, a pair of fingeredgauntlets (restorations and repairs): painted blackthroughout and with some recessed borders and incisedlinear ornamentStand not included£6000-8000112


290290A RARE ITALIAN VISOR FOR A BASCINET OR BARBUTA,CIRCA 1350of one-piece bulbous form for a T-shaped face opening,with near circular upper part pierced with a pair of flangedvision slots and narrowing to form a long slightly in-curvedlower ‘tongue’ with straight sides towards the base, thelower edge rounded, pierced with a series of circularbreathes on each side of a medial ridge, and fitted at thetop with an iron strap pierced with two slots for attachingto a pair of hooks on a helmet (chemically cleaned)26.8cm; 10I in high overallProvenance:Aroldi Collection, MilanR.T. Gwynn, sold Christie’s 24th April 2001, lot 75, £11,162(including premium).A visor of similar form is preserved in the Stibbert Museum,Florence. Another, formerly in the Bargello, Florence passedthrough the collections of Londesborough, Cripps-Day andSir James Mann and is now in the Royal Armouries Leeds.£6000-8000113


291291A RARE GERMAN BREASTPLATE FOR FIELD USE, CIRCA1520of strong globose form, the neck with a boldly roped edge,pierced on the right for a lance rest, fitted with a pair ofstrongly roped arm gussets (the left associated), associatedwaist flange, and decorated over its main surface with pairsof embossed ribs and with traces of etched ornament(perhaps later)35.5cm; 14in high£2000-2500114


292292A GERMAN GORGET, 16TH CENTURYformed of four plates front and rear, hinged on the rightand secured by a stud on the left, with neck of three lames,the top lames each with plain rounded turn, with a pair oflarge plates beneath, fitted with a pair of later buckles forstraps at the rear, and the front plates pierced with holesfor attaching a lining (light pitting)11.5cm; 4I in in high£700-900293293A PAIR OF GERMAN GREAVES AND SABATONS, 16THCENTURY AND LATERthe greaves each fitted with a pair of shaped hinges on theoutside and closed on the inside by a stud top and bottom,the sabatons each formed of nine lames, the last three eachembossed with thirteen radiating ribs43cm; 17in high(2)£600-800115


294 295294A SOUTH GERMAN BURGONET, MID-16TH CENTURY,PROBABLY NUREMBERGwith one-piece skull embossed with four broad centrallydivided ribs rising to a pronounced acorn finial, stronglyflanged outwards at the base, fitted with pivoting peak, apair of hinged cheek-pieces each pierced with a circulararrangement of holes, plume-holder and neck-defence, themain surfaces painted black and the edges with recessedborders and lightly roped turns (restorations and repairs)22.5cm; 8 Pin high£2500-3000295A SOUTH GERMAN BURGONET, CIRCA 1540with one-piece skull formed with four triangular panelsrising to a near pyramidal point, fitted with associated fixedpeak and neck guard each with recessed border and finelyroped edge, and a pair of later cheek-piecesA burgonet of similar form and struck with the mark of theVienna City arsenal is preserved in the Fitzwilliam MuseumCambridge, inv.no. HEN.M.80-1933. See I.Eaves 2002,p.190.£1500-2000296ELEMENTS OF ARMOUR IN 15TH CENTURY GOTHICSTYLEcomprising hinged visor from a sallet, a pair of tournamentgauntlets, the left of heavy construction, extending almostto the elbow and formed with a pointed moulding over theterminal of the ulna, a pair of pauldrons, decorated withfluting and with strongly flanged upper borders, besagews,cuisses and poleyns, and a pair of articulated sabatons withpointed toes; and TWO MACES IN 16TH CENTURY STYLE,the first with head of seven shaped flanges each formedwith a reinforced spike and spirally moulded haft(11)£400-500116


297A FINE ITALIAN CUIRASSIER'S CLOSE HELMET, CIRCA1620-30with rounded skull formed in two pieces joined by a ropedlow medial comb and fitted at the nape with a plumeholder,prominent peak, flat face-defence and bevorattached to the skull by common pivots with large rosettewashers beneath, the peak shaped at the brow to fit thefront of the comb of the skull, the face-defence cut at eachside with four vertical ventilation slots and at its upper edgewith a pair of shallow rectangular notches forming thelower edges of the vision slits separated by an upwardprojecting central division, the bevor pierced at each sideby ventilation-holes in rosette formation continuing into theskull, the face-defence and the bevor each secured to theright side by means of a well-formed swivel hook, a singlegorget-plate at the rear (the lower rear gorget-plate andfront gorget-plates missing), decorated at its main edgeswith roped inward turns and with bands and borders oftriple and quadruple incised lines (pitted overall, minorchips at the edge of the peak, the rear gorget-plate)Related helmets are preserved in the armoury of theKnights of St. John, Malta, The Art Institute of Chicago, andThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. See C. Spiteri2003, p.283 & pp.300-1; W.Karcheski Jr 1995, p.35, andS.Pyhrr et. al. 2002, p.20).£3000-4000297298AN EAST EUROPEAN ZISCHÄGGE, MID-17TH CENTURYwith one-piece skull rising to a ring finial on a large circularplain washer, incised with a roped pattern around the baseand over the middle of the skull, fitted with plain peak(nasal bar missing), neck-guard of four articulated lames,the lowest drawn-out to a point, a pair of pendant eardefenceseach pierced with a circular arrangement of holes,and with an early blackened finish throughout25.5cm; 10in high£1500-2000298117


299299A FINE FLEMISH CUIRASSIER'S HELMET, CIRCA 1620-30with egg-shaped skull formed in two pieces joined mediallyby rivets, fitted at the nape with a plume-holder andembossed with a pattern of V-shaped flutes radiating froma small acorn finial riveted through a large pierced rosettewasher, and the flutes divided by roped ribs, the peak,face-defence and bevor attached to the skull by commonpivots, the peak decorated at its brow with flutes and ropedribs serving as a continuation of the skull, the flat facedefencecut at each side with elaborately fretted ventilationholesand at its upper edge with a broad rectangular notchforming the lower edge of the vision-slit (the centraldivision chipped), well-formed bevor retained by a strapand buckle passing around the front of the neck from eachside of the skull, gorget of three plates front and rear, thelowest in each case descending to an obtuse central point,the helmet decorated at its main edges with roped inwardturns, at its subsidiary edges with pairs of incised linesrepeated to either sides of the crests of the flutes on theskull and peak (pitted overall, minor damage and repairs)This belongs to a distinctive group of high quality Flemisharmours now mainly preserved in the Real Armeria, Madrid(A380-401 & 414-21). A number of them may be identifiedas the work of the 'Master MP', purchased for Phillip IV ofSpain in Brussels in 1624 and 1625. See Karcheski Jr 1985,p. 307-14). Other examples from this group are preservedin the Musée de l'Armée, Paris (H.150), the HermitageMuseum, St. Petersburg (Z.O. 3288), the Livrustkammaren,Stockholm (2635), the Art Institute, Chicago (2661), and theSmith Art Museum, Springfield ( 17.23.9)). See also thehelmet on the three quarter armour sold in these rooms,14th of December 2005, lot 114.£7000-9000118


301PROPERTY REMOVED FROM A STYRIAN CASTLE301A GERMAN BLACK-AND-WHITE COMB MORION, FIRSTQUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURYformed in two pieces joined by a tall roped comb formedwith a recessed border, the skull embossed on each sidewith an expanded flowerhead within a circular arrangementof c-scrolls on a black painted ground, outwardly flangedbrim rising to strong up-turned points front and rear, fittedwith a plume-holder at the rear (one rivet missing), thebase encircled with brass rosette rivets (three missing), andthe edges finished with plain turns29.2cm; 11I in high£1000-1500119


302 303302A GERMAN BLACK-AND-WHITE COMB MORION, FIRSTQUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURYformed in two pieces joined by a tall roped comb, the skullembossed on each side with a large fleur-de-lys on a blackpainted ground, outwardly flanged brim rising to strong upturnedpoints front and rear, the base encircled with brassrosette rivets, the edges finished with a notched pattern,and with no provision for a plume-holder26cm; 10D in high£1000-1500303A GERMAN BLACK-AND-WHITE COMB MORION, FIRSTQUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURYformed in two pieces joined by a tall roped comb, the skullembossed on each side with a large fleur-de-lys on a blackpainted ground, outwardly flanged brim rising to strong upturnedpoints front and rear, the base encircled with brassrosette rivets (one missing, one replaced), the edgesfinished with a notched pattern, and with no provision for aplume-holder26cm; 10D in high£1000-1500120


304MiscellaneaTHE PROPERTY OF A GERMAN NOBLEMAN304A FINE AND RARE GOTHIC ROWEL SPUR OF TINNEDSTEEL, LATE 15TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BOHEMIANwith large rowel formed of six slender points eachengraved with hatched ornament, three-stage neck ofalternating tapering-rectangular and flattened-hexagonalsection, decorated with a panel of chevron at the rowel, apanel of scale ornament in the centre, and tightly scrollingfoliage towards the heel, contoured heel band rising to apoint at the back, formed with a recessed upper panel withdelicately roped border, decorated over its full surface withscrolling foliage and four rondels each filled with threegothic letters, pierced at the upper corners with a pair ofholes on one side fitted with a small hook buckle and withthree further holes on the other fitted with a further smallhook buckle and a buckle decorated with a series of threegothic letters en suite with the heel band, the inner surfaceleft plain, and retaining much early tinned finish throughout(two small cracks, small areas of light rust)23.5cm; 9D in longThe initials appear to be the gothic letters SD in a mirroredmonogram and are presumably those of the owner. Thisspur belongs to a small group of which the mostdistinguished are those made for King Kasimir II of Poland(1427-1492), preserved in the Kunsthistorisches Museum,Vienna (inv. no. A28). A further pair are in the RoyalArmoury, Turin (inv. no. D113/114) and another pair, of ironsheathed in engraved brass in the Royal Armouries, Leeds(inv.no.VI.371).£4000-6000121


305 306305A RARE ROWEL SPUR, 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLYFRENCHwith finely chiselled heel band decorated with beadedornament and fitted with a filigree band top and bottom,hooped terminals decorated with filed ornament and fittedwith a hinged upper loop carrying the buckle on one sideand a catch on the other (one broken), short moulded neck,fitted with a finely pierced eight-pointed rowel at the topand a further pair beneath, and complete with its originalbuckle and catches17cm; 6N inA spur of related form is preserved in the MetropolitanMuseum of Art, no. 14.25.1702 B. See S.Grancsay 1955,no.104.£300-400306A ROWEL SPUR, SECOND QUARTER OF THE 17THCENTURYwith seven-pointed star-shaped rowel lightly engraved withscrolls, curved moulded neck, and faceted side bars eachpierced with a pair of holes at the terminal for attachingbuckles17cm; 6N in long£200-300122


307 308307A RARE GERMAN GOTHIC CURB BIT OF TINNED STEEL,LATE 15TH/EARLY 16TH CENTURYthe mouth-piece formed of a hooped bar fitted with anadditional pierced pivoting plate in the centre, the side barseach with pierced kidney-shaped terminals at the base,fluted cube-shaped mouldings over their length, appliedwith a pierced tracery panel, finely pierced upper terminalswith filed c-shaped scrolls, fitted with a series of screw-inrivets throughout each with finely chiselled monsterheadterminal, and retaining much early tinned finish28.5cm; 11D in high£1000-1400308A RARE GERMAN CURB BIT OF TINNED STEEL, LATE16TH CENTURYthe mouth-piece formed of a single pierced rectangularplate and fitted with a series of discs, the side bars withengraved flattened terminals pierced with a kidney-shapedaperature at the base and extending to slender recurvedterminals at the top, decorated with scrolling mouldingsthroughout and retaining much early tinned finish36.5cm; 14D in high£500-600123


309309A FINE SOUTH GERMAN ETCHED STEEL CASKET, LASTQUARTER OF THE 16TH CENTURYformed of large iron plates, reinforced at the edges withshaped bands, the lid fitted with four shooting bolts inside,all fitted onto a steel plate decorated with blued foliage andretained by small etched steel plates, the outside profuselyetched with scrolling flowers and foliage within anelaborate framework of arabesque strapwork and expandedflowerheads, and the lid fitted with an etched mouldedcarrying handle and retaining its key (feet missing)22.5cm; 8N in by 11.2cm; 4I in by 13.5cm; 5F in£3000-5000310A DETACHED GERMAN DOOR LOCK, 18TH CENTURYof block construction, with two bolts and a sprung latchoperated by a shaped handle on each side, hinged cover,associated key, mounted on a portion of a contemporarydoor, the reverse applied with a shaped escutcheon15.2cm; 6in x 20.2cm; 8in£250-300311A SMALL HORN FLASK, 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURYand two small German silver-mounted leather scabbardsfor hunting daggersthe first: 16cm; 6D in(3)£50-60124


312 313312A GERMAN CIRCULAR INLAID POWDER-FLASK, THIRDQUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURYwith turned fruitwood body of doughnut form, fitted with apierced bone plug in the centre, profusely inlaid over itsentire surface with circular arrangements of plain andstained horn pellets within frames of brass wire and allenriched with brass nails, fitted with a pair of suspensionloops, and later nozzle (small losses)11.5cm; 4I in high£1000-1200313A GERMAN ENGRAVED STAGHORN POWDER-FLASK,LATE 16TH CENTURYof bifurcated form, the inner face left natural, the outerengraved with an amorous couple in contemporary dresssurrounded by foliage, steel mounts comprising two plainbasal caps, a pair of suspension loops and nozzle withspring closure (perhaps later, belt hook and nozzle fixingscrews missing)19cm; 7I in£600-800125


314A GERMAN ENGRAVED COWHORN POWDER-FLASK,EARLY 17TH CENTURYwith curved flattened body, the inner face decorated with aseries of concentirc circles and the outer decorated with alarge panel centring on a rondel filled with a criss-crosspattern and a demi-sunburst at each end, steel mountscomprising basal cap with, belt hook, tapering nozzle withspring cut-off, and a pair of suspension loops32cm; 12I in£400-600314315A GERMAN ENGRAVED COWHORN POWDER-FLASK,EARLY 17TH CENTURYwith curved flattened body, the inner face decorated with aseries of concentric circles and the outer näively decoratedwith a large panel filled with a hunter and a mythical beastwithin a woodland, steel mounts comprising basal cap belthook, tapering nozzle with spring cut-off, and a pair ofsuspension loops (the engraved worn)32.5cm; 12N in315£350-450316A GERMAN ENGRAVED COWHORN POWDER-FLASK,EARLY 17TH CENTURYwith curved flattened body, the inner face decorated with aseries of concentric circles and the outer decorated with alarge central sunburst within a rondel supported by a pairof stylised classical warriors, and fitted with later woodencap top and bottom, the upper incorporating an engravedbone nozzle, and with a shaped brass mount (the bodyshortened at each end)19.8cm; 17N in£300-350126


PROPERTY REMOVED FROM A STYRIAN CASTLE317A GERMAN ENGRAVED COWHORN POWDER-FLASK,EARLY 17TH CENTURYwith curved flattened body, the inner face decorated with aseries of concentric circles and the outer decorated with alarge panel including two warriors, one mounted, in awoodland, steel mounts comprising basal cap, taperingnozzle with spring cut-off, and a loop for suspension (thebelt hook and one loop missing)32.5cm; 12N in£300-400318A RARE LARGE TURKISH FLASK, LATE 17THCENTURY/EARLY 18TH CENTURYwith tapering body of near oval-section formed of velvetcoveredhide retained by stitched red leather borders,incorporating a pair of loops for suspension at the top,decorated on each side in silver thread with elaborateflowers and cartouches carried by scrolling tendrils, allwithin broad borders, and retaining an early turned woodenstopper (small losses, areas of wear and fading)34.5cm; 13I in high£3000-4000VARIOUS OWNERS319A SOUTH GERMAN GILT-BRASS POWDER-FLASK, EARLY18TH CENTURY CENTURYof compressed spherical form, the outer face embossedwith a vacant cartouche carried by a stylised trophy-ofarms,and the inner face decorated with an expanded rosehead, each framed within a corbelled border, fitted withmoulded nozzle with spring-catch (perhaps later), and withfour rings for suspension13.5cm; 5D in high£1000-1400317318320A QUANTITY OF POWDER-FLASKS AND RELOADINGTOOLS 19TH CENTURYincluding two embossed copper flasks and an embossedbrass flask by G & J.W. Hawksley; a pig-skin-coveredpowder-flask with German silver nozzle by James Dixon &Sons Sheffield (incomplete); a leather shot-flask by G &J.W. Hawksley; a copper flask by Dixon & Sons; another bySykes; sixteen various modern flasks; a percussion capdispenser; a bandolier; a quantity of modern flasks; fourpowder measures; a quantity of loading tools for pin-firecartridges, and two Chassepot bayonets, dated 1871 and1874, each in its scabbard(qty)£350-450319127


321321A GERMAN PAINTED IRON STRONG BOX, LATE17TH/18TH CENTURYformed of a series of large iron plates overlaid with broadinterlaced iron bands, fitted with a pair of hasps at the frontfor securing the lid, false lock with embossed frontalescutcheon, a writhen carrying handle at each end , theinside fitted with a lock mechanism incorporating fiveshooting bolts retained by a pair of pierced engravedplates, and with a writhen support for the lid, the insidepainted red and the outer surfaces and the lid painted withfoliage on a green ground (now faded)55cm; 21N in by 32.5cm; 12N in by 31.5cm; 12D in£2000-2500322A PAIR OF SOUTH AMERICAN ROWEL SPURS, EARLY19TH CENTURYwith large pierced multi-spiked rowels engraved with alarge expanded flowerhead on each face, broad heal bandscut with diagonal flutes, and retaining some of their originalbrass and silver finish17.8cm; 7in(2)£350-450322323A CASED SET OF ARCHERY EQUIPMENT, EARLY 20THCENTURYincluding four bows, four sets of arrows, a leather pursewith leather tabs, all contained in original pine case paintedwith the owner’s name S.H. Baker£300-400128


324324A FINE GERMAN SPORTING CROSSBOW SIGNED BY THEMAKER HGA, LATE 16TH CENTURYwith steel bow stamped with a mark on one side (NeueStøckel 5217), etched on the upper and lower edges withropework, on the outer face with a running band ofanthemion, and on the inside with elaborate patterns ofscrolling foliage with differing flowers and fruit inhabited bya moth and birds-of-prey, fitted with later string andretained by later cords, fruitwood tiller veneered with largeebonised panels on each side and contrasting panels ofstaghorn top and bottom, with raised cheek-piece on oneside, signed with the maker’s initials HSA on a staghornpanel at the front, fitted with later stirrup, a pair of lugs fora cranequin, long slender trigger and an additional latermodified trigger, later fore-sight, and bone nut (basal capmissing, small losses)57cm; 22G in tillerIt would appear that this bow was modified with thesecond trigger, fore-sight and probably a back-sight (nowmissing) in the 18th Century. Another bow stamped withthe same mark is preserved in the Museum Für DeutscheGeschichte, Berlin and another in the Armoury atSkokloster.£2000-3000129


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337AMBER, JOHN T. (EDITOR): Gun Digest Treasury, the bestof the first fifteen years of The Gun Digest (1961); AMBER,JOHN T. (EDITOR): Gun Digest, 28th Anniversary DeluxeEdition (1974); AMBER, JOHN T. (EDITOR): Handloader'sDigest, 6th edition ; AMBER, JOHN T. (EDITOR):: GunDigest, 31st Anniversary Deluxe Edition (1977); AMBER,JOHN T. (EDITOR):: Gun Digest, Silver Anniversary DeluxeEdition (1971); BAILEY, COLONEL: Mission to Tashkent(1999); BARNES, FRANK C.: Cartridges of the World, 3rdedition (1972); BARNES, FRANK C: Cartridges of the World,7th edition (1993); DOBSON, CHRISTOPHER AND PAYNE,RONALD: The Weapons of Terror (1979); EDITED BY JOHNT. AMBER: Gun Digest, 33rd Anniversary Deluxe Edition(1979); ELLIS, JOHN: Eye-Deep in Hell Life in the Trenches1914-1918 (1977); GANDER, TERRY: Guerrilla WarfareWeapons (1989); JOLEX PUBLICATIONS: The InternationalArms Review ; LEWIS, JACK: The Gun Digest Book ofModern Gun Values, 5th edition ; LEWIS, JACK: The GunDigest Book of Modern Gun Values, 8th edition ; MUNSON,KENNETH: Fighters 1914-19 Attack and Training Aircraft(1976); NONTE, MAJOR GEORGE: Pistol & Revolver Guide(1967); OLDHAM, PETER: Pill Boxes on the Western Front(1995); SAVILLE-SNEATH, R. A.: Aircraft Recognition (1943); SCHROEDER, JOSEPH J.: Gun Collector's Digest, 3rdedition ; SCOTT, ROBERT F. (EDITOR): Shooter's Bible(1980); SIR LEES KNOWLES, BARONET, C.V.O.,: A Day withCorps-Students in Germany (1913); STEINDLER, R.A.:Reloader's Guide (1965); WARNER, KEN (EDITOR): GunDigest, 36th Anniversary, Deluxe Edition (1982); WARNER,KEN (EDITOR): Gun Digest, 47th Annual Edition (1993);WARNER, KEN (EDITOR): Gun Digest, 40th Annual Edition(1986); WARNER, KEN (EDITOR): Gun Digest, 44th AnnualEdition (1990); WESTWOOD, J.N.: Illustrated History of theRusso - Japanese War (1973); WHITE, B.T. WheeledArmoured Fighting Vehicles in Service (1983)£100-150338BLACK POWDER - The Official of The Muzzle Loaders'Association of Great Britain From March 1968 - Winter 2005Incomplete (Aprox. 132 editions); GAZETTE DES ARMES -from November 2000 - October 2003 (incomplete) 15 copies.;GUNS REVIEW - from April 1963 - June 1996 (incomplete)aprox. 263 copies; HANDGUNNER MAGAZINE - fromSeptember/October 1980 - June/July 1995 (incomplete) 56copies.; MEN AT ARMS - Edition numbers 21 - 277(incomplete). 85 copies. Further misc issues, aprox. 41copies; NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION JOURNAL - FromSummer 1987 - Winter 2005 Incomplete (Aprox. 50 journals);PISTOL PUBLICATION - from '83 - 93 (incomplete) 7 copiesSAM WAPENMAGAZINE - from number 67 - 109(incomplete) 21 copies; SMALL ARMS PROFILE MAGAZINE- editions 5, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19 & 20. Classic Arms andMilitaria - from Vol 10. Issue 1 - Vol. 6, Issue 6 (incomplete)47 copies. Report, The Quarterly Bulletin of the H.B.S.Afrom October 2000 - October 2005 (incomplete) 15 copies.Cibles - from August 1990 - May 1997 (incomplete) 20copies; TARGET GUN - From December 1980 - April 2001134(incomplete) 112 issues; THE JOURNAL OF THEHISTORICAL BREECHLOADING SMALLARMSASSOCIATION - from August 1979 - December 2005(incomplete) 19 copies.£100-150339Aylward, J.D., The small-sword in England: Its History, itsForms, its Makers, and its Masters (1960); Blackmore,Howard L., The Arms and Armour Series: HuntingWeapons (1971); Blair, C. The James A De RothschildCollection at Waddeston Manor (1974); Calvert, A. F.,Spanish Arms and Armour (1907); Curtis, Tony (Editor), TheLyle official Arms and Armour Review (1976); Frabri, Fratelli(Editor), Armi in occidenti (1966); Franzozi, Umberto,Armoury of the Dogs Palace in Venice (1968); Giorgetti,Giovanni, A guide to the Arms and Armour collection ofCesta castle (1969); H.M Tower of London Exhibition ofSpanish Royal Armour (1960); Metropolitain Museum ofArt, Guide to the Collections: Arms and Armour; NormanA.V.B, Small-swords and Military Swords, Theirdevelopment and dating , from the Middle of theSeventeenth Century of the Early Nineteenth Century(1967); Stone, G, A glossary of the construction,destruction and use of Arms and Amrour (1934); Wallis andWallis, Centenary: Some of the Best and Most Interesting;Waterman, Charles F., The Treasury of Sporting Guns(1979); Wilkinson-Latham, Major J., Discovering EdgedWeapons (1972); Journal of the Arms and Armour society,Volume 1, 1953, and seven others 1968-1981; GLADIUS,Volumes 1 & 2£80-100340SALE CATALOGUES:BONHAMS AND SPINK - April 1961 - September 2001(incomplete) 75 catalogues.; BUTTERFIELD ANDBUTTERFIELD SALES CATALOGUES - May 1994 -November 1998 (incomplete) 26 copies; GLENDINING &CO. LIMITED SALES CATALOGUES - March 1960 - July2001 (incomplete) 33 copies.£50-100341SALE CATALOGUES:CHRISTIE'SA portion of the famous collection of Arms and Armourand Works of Art, The Property of the late Clarence H.Mackay, esq. Thursday 27th July 1939; The ImportantCollection of Arms and Armour, The Property of S. E. Lucasesq. Monday 14th May 1956; Coins, Miniatures, Watchesand Objects of Vertu also Arms and Armour, The Propertiesof The RT. Hon. The Dowager Lady Foley, Mrs W. Greenand others. Tuesday, 8th December 1959.£120-180


342SALE CATALOGUES :CHRISTIE'S - 1960 - 2005 (incomplete) aprox. 383catalogues.£80-100343SALE CATALOGUES:HOLT'S- October 1999, June 2001, September 2001, June2002, 4 copies. ; KENT ARMS - from 1975 - 1978(incomplete) 36 copies.; KNIGHT, FRANK AND RUTLEY -April 1961 - September 1970 (incomplete), 21 copies; LEHUSSARD - January 1984 - Autumn 2004 (incomplete) 81copies; PHILLIPS - October 1968 - July 2001 (incomplete)aprox. 23 copies; WALLIS & WALLIS - May 1968 - August1982 (concise but incomplete), 184.; WELLER & DUFTY LTD- January 1986 - May 1996 (incomplete), 151 copies.£60-80345ADUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ADJUTANT-GENERAL TO THE FORCES, LONDON 1868with engraved book plate of Field Marshal ViscountWolseley of Wolseley County of Stafford, Baron Wolseley ofCairo, and inscribed 'H.R.H. The Filed Marshal Commandingin Chief'£100-200344SALE CATALOGUES:SOTHEBY'S - July 1964 to August 1994 (incomplete) 276catalogues.£80-100345SALES CATALOGUES:SOTHEBY's- Highly Important Arms from the Saxon RoyalCollections, 23rd March 1970; The Hever Castle Collection:Arms and Armour, 5th May 1983; The Hever CastleCollection: Works of Art, 6th May 1983; The VisserCollection: Fine Rare and Important Arms, Part I, 3rd July1990; The Visser Collection: Fine Rare and Important Arms,Part II, 3rd June 1991; European and American Firearmsand Edged Weapons, 3rd July 1973; Arms Anciennes:Collection Charles Draeger, 7th December 1987; 55 variousSotheby's Arms and Armour catalogues, 1976-2002, withprices realised; CHRISTIES- The Armoury of Their SereneHighnesses the Princes zu Salm-Riefferscheidt-Dyck, Part I,15th April 1992; The Armoury of Their Serene Highnessesthe Princes zu Salm-Riefferscheidt-Dyck, Part II, 23rdSeptember 1992; 53 Various Christie's Arms and Armourcatalogues, 1973-2003 with prices realised. WALLIS &WALLIS AND ST. JOHN SMITH & SON- Sheffield Park nearUckfield Sussex: Catalogue of the Arms & Armourcollection of the late Lionel Frank, McCardle 24th April and25th May 1971. PHILLIPS- 3 Arms Armour and Militariacatalogues: 27th September 1990; 5th July 1990; 6thDecember 1990.£80-100135


346Cannon346A FINE BRONZE CANNON, MID-16TH CENTURY,PROBABLY SPANISHwith multi-stage barrel swelling towards the muzzle, raisedastragal bands, decorated in relief with conventional foliageenclosed within drop-shaped frames behind the muzzle and atthe top of the chase, the latter formed with a series of raisednear rectangular panels chiselled with scale ornament and withscrolls of foliage in relief over the lower portion above a bandof slender triangular foliate panels, the top of the chaseinscribed 'Taken at Portobello NouR 21 1739', second reinforcedecorated in relief with a band of alternating crowned coats-ofarmsat the top and bottom, the latter surmounted by a furtherband of scrollwork cartouches beneath scale ornament ensuite with the chase, the first reinforce with a band of triangularpanels top and bottom on a ground of matching scaleornament and charged with a crowned coat-of-arms on a , ventfield filled with two bands of running foliage, raised vent, baseringwith traces of the makers name and the probably the dateincorporating number '40', cascabel decorated with aconcentric arrangement of volutes, the outermost drawn-out toform a spiral moulding to a segmented button, a pair oftrunnions, and chiselled lifting handles formed as a pair ofmarine monsters (corroded throughout): fitted with an ironelevating mechanism added in it working life, and with a136copper-covered wooden tampion: on a later stepped woodencarriage (damaged)183cm; 72in barrelThe arms are those of Espinosa of Castille and Zúñiga ofNavarre. A number of members of this prominent familyare recorded in South America in the 16th Century,including Gaspar de Zúñiga y Acevedo, Count of Monterreyand Ninth Viceroy of New Spain from 1595.Puerto Bello was an important silver exporting port for theSpanish treasure fleets and under Spanish control from the16th - 18th Century. The Battle of Puerto Bello took place on21st November 1739 between the English and Spanish troopsin present day Panama. It was part of the War of Jenkins ear,so named after the Captain Robert Jenkins who supposedlyhad his ear severed by a Spanish Coastguard and laterexhibited it, pickled, to the House of Commons in 1738. Thisrallied British feeling against the Spanish and the PrimeMinister, Robert Walpole, reluctantly declared war. PuertoBello was captured with relative ease by six ships under thecommand of Admiral Edward Vernon commanding six shipson 21st November 1739. The news was receivedenthusiastically in London with God save the King being sungfor the first time and the London street named after thevictory. The war continued with a number of indecisive navalbattles and a great deal of privateering on both sides.£8000-10,000


347347A TURKISH BRONZE MORTAR, DATED 1269 (AD1852/3)formed in three stages with strongly moulded turnedmuzzle, raised reinforce with astragal engraved with aflower and a tughra, the vent with a raised semicircularmoulding behind and a brief inscription in front, and arobust pair of trunnions each cut with a further briefinscription, the left including the date (cleaned): on an earlyiron clad wooden bed retaining one cap-square (worn)The tughra is that of the Ottoman Sultan ‘Abd al-Majid(1255-77/1839-61). The other inscription specifies itscapacity for sixty four balls.40.5cm; 16in barrel14.5cm; 5N in bore£3500-4500137


348348A FINE BRONZE CANNON DATED 1752, PROBABLYFLEMISHwith multi-stage tapering barrel strongly moulded at themuzzle, with raised astragals, chiselled with a rising dovedisplayed above a pair of crossed hatchets and theinscription 'La Gaiete' on the chase, inscribed with the dateon the second reinforce, and cast and chased with acrowned coat-of-arms supported by a pair of rampant lionsover the first reinforce, plain vent field, a pair of wellformed dolphin lifting handles, plain trunnions, and drawnoutto a cross-hatched acorn-shaped cascable, on its brassmountedfield carriage with a pair of spoked camberedwheels (the carriage with losses)57cm; 22 I in barrel2.8cm; 1B in bore£2000-2500138


349349A PAIR OF ENGLISH BRONZE SALUTING CANNON,EARLY 19TH CENTURYwith multi-stage tapering barrels formed with raisedmouldings at the muzzles, and raised bands dividing eachsection, struck with London view and proof mark on eachside of the vents, globose cascabels, a pair of plaintrunnions, and stamped ‘3’ and ‘4’ respectively beneath themiddle bands: each on an associated stepped oak carriage(the carriages worn)47.5cm; 18N in barrels(2)£1200-1800139


350351350A CHINESE BRONZE CANNON IN THE EUROPEAN TASTE,19TH CENTURYwith multi-stage barrel swelling at the muzzle, formed withraised mouldings, a pair of trunnions, one inscribed withcharacters, raised cartouche-shaped moulding about thevent, and the base-ring drawn-out to a globose cascabel76.8cm; 30D in barrel3.5cm; 1G in bore£800-1000351A MALAYSIAN BRONZE LANTAKA, LATE 18TH/19THCENTURYwith tapering multi-stage barrel, formed with a largemoulded muzzle incorporating the fore-sight, cast withcharacteristic bands and panels of foliage, raised vent fittedon each side with a pair of pierced brackets for a cover,long hollow cascabel for a tiller, and a pair of shorttrunnions fitted with a pivot mount107.2cm; 42B in barrel3.5cm; 1G in bore£600-800140


352 353352AN IRON MODEL COASTAL CANNON, 19TH CENTURYwith heavy tapering barrel formed with a moulded sectionin the middle and drawn-out to a globose cascabel at thebase, fitted in the centre with a sweated-on ring carryingthe trunnions, on its iron carriage fitted with an elevatingmechanism and three bronze trucks47.5cm; 18N in barrel3.8cm; 1I in bore£500-700353AN ORNAMENTAL BRONZE MINIATURE CANNON, 19THCENTURYwith bronze multi-stage tapering barrel formed with amoulded base ring and globose cascabel, on its iron fieldcarriage, mounted on a marble stand with gilt-bronze basewith a clawed lion’s foot at each corner40.7cm; 16in by 28cm; 11in£600-800354A MODEL CANNONwith multi-stage moulded barrel, on its iron-mountedwooden carriage with solid trail22cm 8N in barrel£80-120141


355 356THE PROPERTY OF A COLLECTOR355A LARGE SOUTH GERMAN STEEL DOOR LOCK, LATE15TH/16TH CENTURYwith a single sprung bolt and an additional catch, the plateof rectangular form flaring to a cusped terminal, appliedover its outer surface with a series of slender shaped foliateplates, stamped with a mark, possibly a spur, in the centre,and with a key35.5cm; 14in wide£2000-2500356A LARGE PAIR OF GERMAN DOOR HINGES, FIRST HALFOF THE 17TH CENTURYeach of rectangular form with a single loop for a spigot,finely pierced and chiselled over its entire surface with anarrangement of scrolling tendrils terminating in profile Turkmasks issuant from a central calyx (small repairs,chemically cleaned)40.5cm; 16in£500-600142


358357357AN IRON DOOR KNOCKER, 16TH/17TH CENTURY,PROBABLY SPANISHformed of a pierced circular rosette boss fitted with ahorned monster clenching the knocker handle in its jaws,the latter pierced en suite with the boss and retainingtraces of early tinned finish (small chips and cracks)22cm; 8N in high£600-800358A GERMAN LARGE STEEL DOOR LOCK, FIRST HALF OFTHE 17TH CENTURYwith two long sprung bolts, the mechanism retained by aseries of engraved plates decorated with foliage, the fixingplate pierced and embossed with scrolling foliage, and witha key (chemically cleaned, one cover loose)38.5cm; 15B in(2)£1200-1800143


359 360359A GERMAN STEEL DOOR LOCK, 17TH CENTURYwith two sprung bolts, enclosed mechanism covered by ashaped plate decorated with scrolls involving Turk headprofiles, with engraved shaped brackets, fitted with afaceted conical cover over the lock, and with a key24.5cm; 9K in(2)£800-1000360A GERMAN STEEL DOOR LOCK, 18TH CENTURYwith three sprung bolts, fully enclosed mechanism coveredby a blued plate and applied with a gilt-brass plaquepierced and embossed with large scrolls of foliage, with itskey (restorations)19cm; 7I in(2)£600-800144


361 362361A GERMAN STEEL DOOR LOCK, 17TH CENTURYwith three sprung bolts, enclosed mechanism covered byan engraved and blued steel plate decorated with scrollingfoliage involving a central mask and stylised figures andbeasts, retained by five blued moulded knobs, and piercedfixing plate engraved and blued en suite, and with a key(refreshed)28cm; 11in(2)£1400-1800362A LARGE GERMAN STEEL DOOR LOCK, 17TH CENTURYwith two sprung bolts and a further latch, enclosedmechanism covered with an engraved and blued platedecorated with a large scroll of foliage terminating in aserpent head issuant with a further large foliate scroll,pierced fixing plate pierced and chiselled with scrollingfoliage (cleaned and refreshed), and with a key28cm; 11in(2)£1000-1200145


363 364363A LARGE GERMAN STEEL DOOR LOCK, FIRST HALF OFTHE 17TH CENTURYwith three sprung bolts, operated both by the key and aring handle on the reverse, partly enclosed mechanismcovered with solid plates faced with a pair of large ironplates pierced and engraved with scrolling foliageterminating in profile masks, the lock covered by a largefaceted cone-shaped cover, with a key (chemically cleaned,losses)38cm; 15in(2)£1000-1500364A GERMAN STEEL DOOR LOCK, 17TH CENTURYwith a single sprung bolt, the mechanism retained by ablued plate engraved with foliage, and the fixing platepierced and chiselled with foliage, with key (cleaned thebluing oxidised)21.5cm; 8I in(2)£300-400146


365 366365A GERMAN STEEL DOOR LOCK, 18TH CENTURYwith two sprung bolts and a latch, the former operated by ascalloped lever at the top, fully enclosed mechanism withengraved and blued cover decorated with scrolling foliage,and with a key (cleaned and refreshed)21cm; 8D in(2)£700-900366A GERMAN STEEL DOOR LOCK, 17TH CENTURYwith two sprung bolts, full enclosed mechanism decoratedon the top with incised scrolling foliage on a blued ground,on a shaped fixing plate decorated en suite and with apierced border, and with a key14cm; 5I in(2)£400-500147


367 368367A GERMAN STEEL DOOR LOCK, 17TH CENTURYwith two sprung bolts, enclosed mechanism covered by ablued and engraved plate decorated with scrolling foliageand retained by five domed screws, on a pierced andchiselled fixing plate, and with a key (restorations andrepairs)19cm; 7I in£500-600368A GERMAN STEEL DOOR LOCK, 17TH CENTURY ANDLATERwith three sprung bolts, the mechanism fully enclosed andapplied with an embossed gilt-brass plaque decorated withstrapwork and foliage inhabited by birds of prey, shapedpierced fixing plate decorated with blued foliage andstrapwork, and with a key26cm; 10D in(2)£400-500148


369370369A GERMAN STEEL DOOR LOCK, LATE 17TH/18THCENTURYwith a single shooting bolt, fitted with a bulb-shaped plateembossed with scrolls and a flowerhead, and with a key(cleaned)18.5cm; 7D in£300-400370A GERMAN STEEL DOOR LOCK, 17TH CENTURYwith two sprung bolts, the springs retained by a pair ofengraved scrolling plates, and the barrel engraved withclassical profile on the top, with a key16cm; 6G in high£300-400149


371European & American FirearmsVARIOUS OWNERS371A SILESIAN WHEEL-LOCK BIRDING RIFLE (TSCHINKE),MID-17TH CENTURYwith slender octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled withsix narrow grooves, punched and chiselled with scrollworkabout the fore-sight, over the median and the breech,punched and engraved barrel tang, lock of characteristicform decorated en suite with the barrel, fitted with slidingpan-cover with button release, button catch for setting thesear, flash-guard, and finely engraved dog decorated with amarine monster and further masks, fruitwood full stockprofusely inlaid over its entire length with engravedstaghorn plaques within symmetrical arrangements oftendrils and pellets all within horn segmental lines (minorrestorations and repairs), including hounds, rabbits, marinemonsters and scrolls with grotesque heads issuant withflowers, a bear pawing a hound and a camel ridden by agame bird on the cheek-piece, a lion under the triggerguard,a pair of grotesque jesters forming the trigger-plate,enriched with mother-of-pearl ball flowers throughout,sliding patchbox-cover decorated en suite, engraved hornbutt-plate, ramrod-pipes and fore-end cap, iron triggerguard,and later horn-tipped wooden ramrod85cm; 33I in barrel£4000-5000150


372372A SILESIAN WHEEL-LOCK BIRDING RIFLE (TSCHINKE),MID-17TH CENTURYwith slender octagonal swamped barrel rifled with eightnarrow grooves, chiselled with scrollwork over the median,the breech and the tang, lock of characteristic formdecorated en suite with the barrel, fitted with sliding pancoverwith button release (button catch for setting the searmissing), flash-guard, and the dog engraved with scrolls,fruitwood full stock profusely inlaid over its entire lengthwith engraved staghorn plaques within a panel of tendrilsand pellets all within horn segmental lines (restorations andrepairs, the last portion of the fore-end replaced), includinghounds, rabbits, and scrolls with grotesque head terminals,a surrendering bear impaled by a huntsman on the cheekpiece,enriched with mother-of-pearl ball flowersthroughout, sliding patchbox-cover decorated en suite,engraved horn butt-plate, ramrod-pipes and fore-end cap,iron trigger-guard, and later horn-tipped wooden ramrod88cm; 34 Nin barrel£3500-4000151


373A GERMAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING GUN, DATED 1663with octagonal swamped sighted barrel stamped with thedate and Gotha mark ahead of the back-sight (Neue Støckel1450), grooved over the breech and stamped twice with thebarrelsmith's mark (similar to Neue Støckel 1848), plain flatlock fitted with internal wheel retained by a punched andengraved brass cover, sliding pan-cover with engravedbutton release, flash-guard, engraved and chiselled dogdecorated with a bird on the top-jaw, set trigger, fruitwoodfull stock inlaid with engraved staghorn plaques includingsymmetrically arranged pairs of marine monsters over thefore-end within segmental lines, two marine monstersopposite the lock, and the cheek-piece decorated with ahorse within a foliate frame, carved with recessed panels inimitation of bark behind the barrel tang and cheek-piece,sliding patchbox-cover engraved with a framedcontemporary figure, pierced steel trigger-guard, horn buttplate,engraved horn ramrod-pipe and fore-end cap, andoriginal engraved horn-tipped wooden ramrod71cm; 28in barrelA number of firearms of this style stamped with datesranging from 1655-1683, with Gotha town mark and themakers mark of a bird in conjunction with either the initialsAF or GF were in the Gewerkammer of the Princes zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Dyck.£3500-4500152373374374A GERMAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING RIFLE DATED 1653with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with eightgrooves, stamped with the date between a series ofpunched dots ahead of the back-sight, the barrelsmith'sinitials 'CR' and a pair of panels of scrolls and flowers overthe breech, flat lock fitted with internal wheel retained byan engraved brass cover, sliding pan-cover (button releasemissing), double set trigger, figured fruitwood full stockinlaid with engraved staghorn panels, including a series ofshaped panels enclosing fruit over the fore-end, a huntertaking aim at a stag on the cheek-piece and applied with afurther plaque engraved with the date beneath, steeltrigger-guard, horn butt-plate and associated bone-tippedwooden ramrod (restorations and repairs, varnishedthroughout)77.5cm; 30I in barrel£3000-4000


375A GERMAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING RIFLE FOR A CHILD,CIRCA 1640with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with sixgrooves, stamped with the barrelsmiths mark and a furthermark over the breech including the letters ‘IF’ (rubbed),plain flat lock with external wheel retained by a piercedshaped bracket, sliding pan-cover with button release,fruitwood full stock inlaid with numerous engravedstaghorn plaques, including a hunter taking aim at a rabbitwithin an architectural landscape and further designsinvolving game, all enriched with pellets and within hornsegmental lines, iron trigger-guard shaped for the fingers,and later engraved staghorn ramrod-pipes and fore-endcap (the steel parts cleaned, the stock and inlays withrestorations and repairs)59.5cm; 23G in barrel£3000-4000375376376A GERMAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTING RIFLE FOR A CHILD,CIRCA 1660with octagonal swamped sighted barrel rifled with ninegrooves, plain lock fitted with external wheel retained by ac-shaped bracket, flash-guard, and sliding pan-cover withbutton release, double set trigger, figured fruitwood fullstock inlaid with engraved staghorn rondels and pelletsover the fore-end, a pair of expanded flowerheads oppositethe lock, and a vacant panel on the cheek-piece, carvedwith a panel of foliage behind the butt, steel trigger-guardshaped for the fingers, engraved staghorn ramrod-pipe,and later horn-tipped wooden ramrod43cm; 17in barrel£2000-2500153


377THE PROPERTY OF A GERMAN NOBLEMAN377A FINE PAIR OF VIENNESE WHEEL-LOCK SPORTINGRIFLES BY ANDREAS ZENNER IN WIENN, CIRCA 1720-30with octagonal swamped barrels rifled with seven grooves,signed in gold divided by the barrelsmith’s gold-lined mark,numbered ‘1’ and ‘2’ in gold respectively and inlaid with agold cartouche over the breeches, fitted with gilt-brassfore-sights and folding leaf back-sights, engraved barreltangs, finely engraved locks each decorated with a staghunting scene and rococo scrolls, enclosed wheels, slidingpan-covers, flash-guards, the dogs each engraved with anallegorical figure, double set triggers, figured walnut fullstocks carved with rococo scrolls in low relief about thebarrel tangs, ahead of the trigger-guards and to the rear ofthe butts, carved cheek-pieces, inlaid in contrasting colourswith horn and burrwood, sliding patchbox-covers inlaidwith further contrasting panels of horn and burrwood, giltbrassmounts comprising side-plates pierced withstrapwork and foliage inhabited by a stag, trigger-guardsshaped for the fingers, engraved with a reclining femalefigure, a portrait bust and with strapwork terminals,engraved trigger-plates, engraved butt-plates, fitted with anengraved recessed plaque for the thumb on the spine ofthe butt, three faceted ramrod-pipes, horn fore-end capsinlaid with contrasting colours of horn behind, and originalwooden ramrods with tips of contrasting pieces of horn ensuite (one butt with worm damage, the other fore-endrepaired)82cm; 32D in barrels(2)Andreas Zenner came from Bielsko, Poland and is recordedin Vienna circa 1710-26.£10000-12000154


378378A RARE PAIR OF AUSTRIAN WHEEL-LOCK SPORTINGRIFLES BY HEINRICH AUER IN SALZBURG, CIRCA 1730each with swamped octagonal sighted barrel rifled withseven grooves, signed within a linear panel behind theback-sight and stamped with the platinum linedbarrelsmith’s stamp, in an oval the letters HA above ashield carrying a bird, engraved tang, engraved flat lockdecorated with a bear confronted by a hunter within alandscape, internal wheel, flash-guard, sliding pan-cover,the dog pierced with an arrangement of three entwinedserpents, double set trigger (one missing), hardwood fullstock stained in imitation of rootwood, lightly carved withfoliage about the barrel tang and moulded over the foreend(one stock with light worm damage, each with smallchips), carved cheek-piece inlaid with a panel of contrastingpieces of horn and burrwood, sliding patchbox-cover inlaidwith contrasting colours of horn and burrwood, mouldedsteel trigger-guard shaped for the fingers, steel trigger-platewith foliate terminal, the side nails each with a hornflowerhead washer, horn butt-plate, horn fore-end capsinlaid with contrasting colours of horn, and horn-tippedwooden ramrods, one the original (the ramrod-pipesmissing, the steel parts lightly cleaned with chemicals)84.5cm; 33D in barrels(2)This maker, and his mark, appear to be unrecorded. He ispresumably a relative of Johann Heinrich Auer, recorded at451 and 458 Linzergasse, Salzburg between 1721-63. Hestopped working in 1761 when he was disabled by alandslide which severly damaged his house and workshop.The mark may be a pun on Auerhahn, a capercaillie.£8000-10000155


379A BAVARIAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY BALTHASERKIRSCHENHOFER IN BAMBERG, DATED 1709with two-stage sighted barrel signed and dated ahead of afinely chiselled panel of entwined foliage involvingmonsterhead profiles and greenman masks over thebreech, engraved barrel tang, bevelled lock signed ‘BK aBamberg’, finely chiselled with further masks and foliageterminating in grotesques, the steel face and cock eachchiselled en suite, engraved trigger decorated with apierced grotesque mask behind, figured walnut half-stockcarved with rococo foliage in relief about the barrel tangand ahead of the trigger-guard, chiselled steel mountsincluding side-plate centring on a grotesque, butt-platedecorated with acanthus and masks on the tang, triggerguardengraved with a monsterhead scroll on the bow andwith acanthus finial, faceted ramrod-pipes, and vacantescutcheon incorporating a grotesque, and horn fore-endcap (later ramrod)106cm; 41N in barrelA number of guns by this maker are recorded in the 1724inventory of the Counts von Schonborn. See A.Sitte 1906,pp.105-109. A gun signed Aeichinger a Bamberg with astrikingly similar side-plate formerly in the collections of theCounts Schenk von Stauffenbergby was sold Sotheby’sOlympia, 10th July 2002, lot 248.£2000-2500156379380380A GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1720with three-stage sighted barrel engraved with a profile bustwithin a frame of foliage over the breech (rubbed) andstamped with a series of marks on the left, plain roundedlock stamped with a mark (Neue Støckel 3222) on theinside, figured walnut half-stock profusely inlaid witharrangements of scrolling flowers and foliage in steel wireand enriched with steel pellets, steel mounts includingpierced side-plate involving tendrils with grotesqueterminals, trigger-guard with acanthus finial, vacantescutcheon, and butt-plate with tang of shaped outlineengraved with foliage (worn, later ramrod)97.5cm; 38D in barrel£2000-2500


381A ROMAN-LOCK SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1720,NEAPOLITAN OR SPANISHwith tapering barrel formed with a long sighting ribterminating in a bead fore-sight, a pair of further ribs overthe breech and stamped with the barrelsmith’s marks for HG Coma, engraved breech and barrel tang, a single steelbarrel band pierced and engraved with foliage and flowersenclosing a hound retrieving a bird, moulded back-sightcarried on a pierced and engraved apron, rounded lockfinely engraved with foliage inhabited by an exotic bird andthe forward edge chiselled with beaded ornament,engraved with the initials ‘FP’ inside, highly figuredrootwood half-stock, fluted butt in the Italian taste, appliedwith steel plaques pierced and engraved with elaboratedesigns of scrolling foliage inhabited by monsters anddemi-figures about the barrel tang, on the top and bottomof the butt, and ahead of the trigger-guard, carved woodentrigger-guard reinforced with a further pierced andengraved steel plaque, pierced and engraved steel triggerplate,applied with a pierced and engraved steel bird-ofpreyahead of the trigger-guard, engraved steel ramrodpipe,and engraved steel-tipped wooden ramrod, perhapsthe original (the stock with worm damage)108cm; 42N in barrel£1800-2400381382382A RARE GERMAN MIQUELET-LOCK SPORTING GUN INTHE SPANISH TASTE SIGNED RENZI, EARLY 18THCENTURYwith two-stage swamped sighted barrel, sparsely engravedwith foliage on a short flat and stamped with the letter Fbeneath the breech, engraved tang, signed engraved lockfitted with engraved brass bridle, highly figured hardwoodfull stock carved with a raised moulding about the barreltang, brass mounts including side-plate pierced andchiselled in the French manner with scrolling tendrils withmonsterhead terminals, butt-plate engraved en suite,applied with a further panel of monsterhead tendrilsinhabited by an exotic bird on the underside of the butt,engraved trigger-guard with acanthus finial, facetedramrod-pipes, the rear rarmod-pipe with a panel matchingthe side-plate, vacant escutcheon carried by scrollingtendrils and fruit, and fitted with a steel ring behind theside-plate (later ramrod, the stock repaired)80.6cm; 31N in barrel£800-1000157


383384383A GERMAN AIR GUN OF BELLOWS TYPE BYF.A.ROTMAUER IN LEGAU, CIRCA 1760with signed octagonal swamped sighted barrel fitted with abrass sleeve, plain tang, fully enclosed mechanism, figuredwalnut full stock carved and incised with rococo scrollworkabout the tang, behind the ramrod-pipe and over the butt,raised cheek-piece carved with further designs and fittedwith a bolt for winding the mechanism behind, woodentrigger-guard with brass reinforce of shaped outline, brassmounts including a pair of scrolling panels on each side ofthe mechanism in imitation of a side-plate, two-piece buttplate,three ramrod-pipes, and complete with its originalbrass ramrod (incomplete, the stock with minor repairs andworm damage)81.5cm; 32 in barrelA gun of similar date and signed Franz Anthony Rotmauerin Legau is preserved in a German ancestral collection.£1800-2400384A POLISH BUTT RESERVOIR AIRGUN BY MARTINSCHOLTZ A BRESLAU, CIRCA 1720with three-stage swamped sighted barrel sleeved in brass,fitted with moulded brass apron back-sight, signed roundeddummy lock engraved with a figure from antiquity and theterminals chiselled with a grotesque issuant with foliageand a serpent respectively, chiselled cock decorated with aserpent top and bottom and fitted with a ring at the top,steel bridle engraved with a dragon, figured walnut fullstock carved with conventional foliage about the barreltang and over the fore-end, detachable butt, brass mountsincluding side-plate pierced and engraved with foliageterminating in a dragon head, trigger-guard with acanthusfinial, three moulded ramrod-pipes, horn fore-end cap, andoriginal steel ramrod (the stock with minor cracks andrepairs)95.1cm; 37I in barrelMartin Scholtz is recorded in Breslau (now Warsaw) circa1670-1700. This would appear to be an early use of thedetachable butt reservoir system, or a working adaption tothis system in the 18th century.£1800-2200158


385A GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1750with two-stage barrel retained by a chiselled shaped brassband, fluted breech stamped with a mark, the letter A,beneath, plain tang, flat lock chiselled with a boar huntingscene and a mounted hunter taking aim at a mythicalcreature all on a punched ground within a framework ofrococo scrolls, the lower portion of the cock concealedinside the lock, figured walnut half-stock carved withrococo scrolls behind the tang, raised cheek-piecedecorated with further scrolls and shell ornament, engravedand chiselled brass mounts including side-plate decoratedwith a courtly scene within a framework of scrolls en suitewith the lock, butt-plate decorated with further scrollworkframes and Diana the huntress on the tang, trigger-guarddecorated with a halberdier, fore-end cap, a pair of facetedramrod pipes, and crowned escutcheon decorated with anenthroned female figure (later ramrod)96cm; 37N in barrel£1800-2200385386386A GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY IOHANNROTER, CIRCA 1730with Italian three-stage sighted barrel stamped ‘DomenicoBonemino’ over the breech and retained by an engravedshaped brass band, signed lock decorated with a staghunting scene, figured walnut half-stock carved with rococoscrolls about the barrel tang and over the butt, engravedbrass mounts including pierced side-plate decorated withscrolling foliage, trigger-guard with shaped finial decoratedwith scrollwork, butt-plate with tang of shaped outlinedecorated with an elaborate pattern of scrolls enclosing areclining stag, and three moulded ramrod-pipes, a pair ofsteel sling swivels mounted on the side of the stock, andhorn fore-end cap (later ramrod, the stock with areas ofwear and light worm damage)112.3cm; 44D in barrelThis maker appears to be unrecorded.£1200-1800159


387A BAVARIAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY ANDREASGANS IN AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1740with blued two-stage sighted barrel, stamped with a seriesof decorative marks and the brass-lined barrelsmiths marksover the breech (including Neue Støckel 422), signedbevelled lock finely engraved with trophies-of-arms and acherub playing a harp beneath the pan, the cock engravedwith strapwork and chiselled with a serpent head beneaththe jaws, figured walnut full stock carved in relief withrococo flowers and foliage behind the barrel tang, raisedcheek-piece carved en suite, brass mounts of shapedoutline, including two-piece side-plate and butt-plate,wooden trigger-guard reinforced with brass, and threebrass ramrod-pipes, horn fore-end cap, and horn-tippedwooden ramrod87.7cm; 34I in barrelThe second mark on the breech, that of the maker’s namerendered in the Spanish style, is not recorded in Støckel.Two pairs of guns by this maker are preserved in theBayerisches Nationalmuseum, inv.nrs.13/781,783,785 and791. See E.Schalkhauser 1988, pp.122-123.£1500-1800387388388A GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN OFEXCEPTIONAL LENGTH, CIRCA 1740with octagonal swamped barrel fitted with brass fore-sight,plain bevelled lock, figured walnut half-stock carved withrococo mouldings about the barrel tang, over the fore-end,the comb of the butt and the cheek-piece, brass mounts ofshaped outline including two-piece side-plate, two-piecebutt-plate, wooden trigger-guard reinforced with a brassband en suite, horn fore-end cap, and original bone-tippedwooden ramrod (the stock with light worm)155cm; 61in barrel£1200-1800160


389390389A GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLE BY ZIILY, CIRCA1730with blued two-stage signed sighted barrel rifled withtwelve grooves, bevelled lock engraved with a mountedhunter attacking a bear beneath the pan and a furtherhunting scene on the tail, figured walnut full stock carvedwith rococo foliage and flowers in low relief about thebarrel tang, raised cheek-piece carved with scrollwork andflowers behind, wooden trigger-guard reinforced with aplain brass plaque of shaped outline, and brass mountsincluding two-piece side-plate and two-piece butt-plate,horn fore-end cap, and original horn-tipped woodenramrod (incomplete)87.6cm; 34I in barrelThis gun was probably made by Joseph Zilly, recorded inKirchheim, Wurttemberg circa 1701-45.£1000-1500390A GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1730with two-stage swamped sighted barrel struck with thebarrelsmith’s mark, a sabre, engraved with a band ofbeadwork over the breech and retained by a pierced brassband, plain bevelled lock, the lower portion of the cockconcealed within the lock and retained by a blued plate,figured walnut half-stock carved with rococo ornament inlow relief, plain brass mounts of shaped outline includingside-plate, trigger-guard with moulded bow, butt-plate,pierced vacant escutcheon and faceted brass ramrod-pipes(later ramrod, fore-end cap and one sling swivel missing,the stock with minor repairs)105cm; 41F in barrel£1000-1500161


391392391A GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1730with two-stage barrel stamped with a brass-linedbarrelsmith’s mark at the breech, in an oval three lettersabove a bird within a cartouche (rubbed, fore-sightremoved), plain rounded lock, figured walnut half-stockcarved with rococo scrollwork about the barrel tang andbeneath the lock, carved wooden trigger-guard, anddecorated throughout with incised lines in imitation ofmounts, including a shaped outline on the spine of the buttand a pair of wooden ramrod-pipes, steel sling-swivel, andbrass forward ramrod-pipe (ramrod replaced)102.2cm; 40D in barrelA very similar mark is on the barrels of the pair of wheellockguns, lot number 378£1000-1200392A GERMAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, CIRCA 1740with three-stage Italian barrel stamped ‘Gio Maria Aqvisii’and fitted with silver fore-sight, plain bevelled lock, theneck of the cock chiselled with foliage, figured walnut halfstockcarved with rococo ornament in low relief about thebarrel tang and ahead of the lock, plain brass mounts,including butt-plate and side-plate with brass sling swivel,wooden trigger-guard reinforced with a brass panel, hornfore-end cap, and the butt applied with an inventory label(the steel parts with light rust, the stock with minor chipsand repairs)110.2cm; 43F in barrel£800-1000162


393394PROPERTY REMOVED FROM A STYRIAN CASTLE393AN AUSTRIAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN, MID-18THCENTURYwith heavy blued twist Turkish barrel rifled with eightgrooves, strongly swamped and encased in a band of silverat the muzzle, stamped with the barrelsmiths mark,decorated with silver scrolls between a pair of raised silverbands and with a silver cartouche over the breech, giltbrassfore-sight and back-sight, the latter fitted with atubular shade, gold-lined vent, bevelled lock engraved withscrolls, stags, and the reclining figure of Diana and Acteonas a stag on a leash, double set trigger, figured walnut fullstock carved with a rococo moulding about the barrel tang,raised cheek-piece, sliding patchbox-cover with a gilt-brassmounts at each end cast and chased with scrolls on apunched ground, full gilt-brass mounts comprising sideplatepierced and chiselled with a scene from the chase,trigger-guard decorated with a hunter within a scrollworkcartouche, butt-plate decorated with a pair of birds preyingupon a rabbit and the figure of Diana above, crownedescutcheon decorated with a feeding stag, and a pair offaceted ramrod-pipes, and horn fore-end cap (ramrodmissing)70cm; 27K in barrel£3000-3500394AN AUSTRIAN FLINTLOCK SPORTING RIFLED CARBINESIGNED GAM, CIRCA 1730with blued octagonal swamped sighted barrel stampedwith a brass-lined makers mark, the letters GAM above astanding figured within a crested oval and inscribed ‘Inri’over the breech, plain tang, signal border-engravedrounded lock, double set trigger, figured walnut full stockcarved with scrolling foliage about the barrel tang and overthe fore-end, raised cheek-piece carved with further scrollsand inlaid with pieces of horn, blued steel mounts includingpierced side-plate formed as a scrolling serpent, triggerguardwith acanthus finial, butt-plate with pronounced heeland slender tang, and vacant escutcheon, horn fore-endcap, and original horn-tipped wooden ramrod59cm; 23I in barrel£400-600163


395396VARIOUS OWNERS395AN ITALIAN SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK SPORTINGGUN BY FRANCESCO NUTI, CORTONA, CIRCA 1820-25with two-stage swamped Spanish barrel fitted with gold’spider’ fore-sight, chiselled and gilt girdle decorated withanthemion and flowerheads, signed ‘Fabricado en Eibar.Juan Francisco De Y Rusta. Ano de 1816’ in gold andenriched with elaborate sprays of foliage on each side,stamped with gold lined barrelsmith’s mark and a series ofdecorative marks over the breech, finely engraved breechand barrel tang decorated scrolling flowers and foliage, theformer inlaid with a gold line, signed flat lock engravedwith scrolling foliage and flowers en suite with the breech,the hammer retaining screw chiselled with a classical head,figured walnut half-stock, finely chequered fore-end andgrip each enriched with a trellis pattern of silver stars, thelatter carved with a bearded mask and foliage in the round,carved cheek-piece decorated with an expandedflowerhead, engraved full silver mounts comprising slenderfoliate side-plate, trigger-guard decorated with asymmetrical pattern of foliage on the bow and the tail ensuite with the lock, butt-plate with tang of shaped outlineand surrounded by an additional scalloped band, silversling swivels, moulded silver rear ramrod-pipe, goldforward ramrod-pipe, inlaid with the owners initials in goldahead of the comb, and horn fore-end cap (steel parts withlight surface rust, stock with areas of wear, ramrod missing)95cm; 37G in barrelFrancesco Nuti is recorded in Cortona, Tuscany, circa 1825.The barrelsmiths marks are reproduced in W.Keith Neal1955, p.100 no.153.£1200-1800396A FINE BRESCIAN FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS BYGV.BANCHI, CIRCA 1780with strongly swamped barrel, flared elliptical muzzle engravedwith two pairs of lines, chiselled with a sighting flat and afemale portrait medallion carried by an elaborate trophy-ofarmsover the breech, engraved barrel tang decorated withfoliage, signed rounded lock chiselled with further trophies-ofarms,moulded figured walnut full stock carved with scrolls atthe fore-end, inlaid with silver scrolls over the fore-end and thebutt, and incorporating engraved silver flowerhead plaquesabout the barrel tang, folding butt carved and inlaid en suite,steel mounts cast and chiselled with classical profile medallionscarried by trophies-of-arms en suite with the lock and breech,comprising solid side-plate, trigger-guard with acanthus finial,butt-plate including a Turk's head, a pair of ramrod-pipe, andhorn-tipped wooden ramrod, perhaps the original (some inlayslifting, areas of wear, varnished throughout)91.5cm; 36inSee N.di Carpegna 1997, p.142.£1200-1800164


397AN 8 BORE FLINTLOCK WILDFOWLING GUN BYCARTMELL, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820with rebrowned twist two-stage barrel fitted with silverfore-sight, signed stepped lock (cock replaced), figuredwalnut half-stock (repairs), chequered grip, and steelmounts of shaped outline (later ramrod)137.5cm; 54B in barrel£400-600397398398A FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN BY WILLIAM PARR,CHARLOTTE STREET, BIRMINGHAM, BIRMINGHAMPROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1810reconverted from percussion, with signed rebrowned twostagesighted barrel, platinum vent, signed lock fitted withroller and engraved with a scroll of foliage, figured walnuthalf-stock, chequered grip, engraved steel mounts, whitemetal fore-end cap, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod82.8cm; 32K in barrelWilliam Parr is recorded at this address circa 1799-1807.This gun was presumably reproofed when it was convertedto percussion.£300-400165


399399A GLOBE RESERVOIR AIRGUN BY C. PARKER, BURY,CIRCA 1820with signed rebrowned twist sighted barrel cut with multigrooverifling, engraved case-hardened action decoratedwith foliage, fitted with chamber lever on the left and inlaidwith a platinum line towards the breech, with a threadedlug beneath for a globe reservoir, highly figured walnut fullstock with take-down fore-end, finely chequered grip,engraved steel mounts including trigger-guard and buttplate,vacant silver escutcheon, silver fore-end cap, a pairof silver barrel bolt escutcheons, and with its original brasstippedwooden ramrod (globe missing)79cm; 31in barrelCharles Parker is recorded at 18 Abbeygate Street, Bury StEdmunds 1822-39.£700-900166


401A FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS SIGNED BUNNEY,LONDON, BIRMINGHAM PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, CIRCA1790with four stage brass barrel belled at the muzzle, plain steeltang, signed stepped lock engraved with border ornamentand fitted with bolt safety-catch, figured walnut full stock(repaired behind the lock, cracks and minor chips), andmoulded brass mounts including scrolling waisted sideplate,and trigger-guard with bud-shaped terminal, andoriginal horn-tipped wooden ramrod74.3cm; 29D in£800-1000401402402A PERCUSSION BLUNDERBUSS BY B.TATE, LOUTH,BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1820converted from flintlock, with brass barrel belled towardsthe muzzle (spring bayonet and fore-sight each removed),engraved tang fitted with bayonet release catch, signedstepped bolted lock, figured walnut full stock (crackedthrough and chipped behind the lock), and engraved brassmounts including trigger-guard with pineapple finial andspurred butt-plate (later ramrod)75.5cm; 29N inBryan Tate is recorded at Butcher Market, Louth circa 1810-35.400-500167


403403A RARE NAVAL SEVEN BARRELLED FLINTLOCK VOLLEYGUN BY HENRY NOCK, TOWER PROOF MARKS, CIRCA1780with browned sighted barrels signed H. Nock’ ahead of thelock, plain action tang with sighting groove, bevelled lockengraved with ‘Tower’ and ‘GR’ crowned, stamped ‘HN’inside (mainspring broken), figured walnut butt impressed’VII’ inside the lock cavity, regulation brass mountsincluding side-plate and three ramrod-pipes, the forwardramrod-pipe with sprung steel catch (trigger-guardmissing), and contemporary steel ramrod (the steel partswith areas of wear, stock bruised)50.8cm; 20in barrelsNock’s Sea Service Volley guns were designed to providean effective means of clearing the enemy decks andfighting tops of sharpshooters. Sharpshooters in the topswere both a danger to the enemy and themselves. Thedramatic fire on the Orient at the Battle of the Nile in 1798was apparently caused this way, afterwards Nelson bannedthe use of such weapons and consequently the Frenchsniper that fired the fatal shot at Trafalgar went unmolested.It was of little consolation to the British to read after thebattle that one of the French sharpshooters had set fire totheir own vessel, as Nelson had predicted. See H.L.Blackmore 1955, pp.165-192.£6000-8000168


404404A FINE BELGIAN D.B. PERCUSSION SHOTGUN BY J.B.RONGÉ FILS A LIÈGE, PRESENTED TO CAPTAIN A.P.ALLEN BY KING LEOPOLD I OF BELGIUM, ANTWERP,DATED 3RD JULY 1839with browned twist damascus barrels fitted with silver foresight,inscribed ‘Damas Curr Superfin’ in gold script withflourishes of silver foliage and inlaid with a gold line at thebreech, engraved case-hardened breech, engraved casehardenedbreech tang extending to a slender panel overthe grip, engraved case-hardened locks signed in gold on ablued scroll, engraved case-hardened hammers en suitewith the locks and fitted with blued safety-catches releasedby an engraved blued grip lever, highly figured rootwoodhalf-stock with chequered grip, engraved blued steelmounts comprising trigger-guard formed with broad fluteson each side, butt-plate, ramrod-pipe also forming the foreendcap, blued sling swivels, the rear on a German silverescutcheon, gold barrel bolt escutcheons, original ivorytippedwhalebone ramrod, and retaining much originalfinish throughout: in its original brass bound case veneeredin highly figured burrwood (the back with extensive chips),the case lid fitted with brass escutcheon engraved withpresentation inscription, the inside lined in plum velvet andcomplete with its padded silk cover and with its fullcompliment of original accessories including copperpowder-flask finely embossed with star signed ‘B a Paris’and with brass nozzle incorporating an optic, ebony andivory-mounted turnscrew, and polished steel wad cutter(the case lining with light wear and fading); together withthe original accompanying letter of delivery, acontemporary translation, an engraved maker’s label forNo.604 Rue Vinave-d'Isle, and a contemporary newspapercutting77cm; 30D in barrelsThe presentation inscription on the lid escutcheon reads:'Presented to Capt A.P. Allen of the ship Magistrate byLeopold 1st King of Belgium in commemoration of hisMajesty’s visit to that vessel at Antwerp 3rd July 1839.'The newspaper cutting reads:The King of Belgium, a few days ago, paid a visit to anEnglish Merchant ship, the Magistrate, Captain AnthonyAllen then at Antwerp. He examined the noble vessel veryminutely, and expressed himself much gratified by theinformation he had received and the entertainmentprovided for him. The next day Captain Allen was gratifiedby the receipt of a sum of money to be distributed to theseamen, and a beautiful and costly fusil as a present tohimself. The following letter accompanied the valuablegift:-“CAPTAIN SIR,- The King has commanded me to forward toyou, in his name, and I lose no time in obeying hisMajesty’s order, the accompanying fusil- the manufactureof Liege, of which his Majesty begs your acceptance, inacknowledgement of the handsome reception you gave tohim on board your vessel, on the 3rd instant…It is particularly agreeable to me, captain, to be chargedwith this commission from his Majesty; and I avail myselfof the opportunity of offering you the assurance of myprofound esteem…”£4000-5000169


405405A D.B. PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY JOHN MANTON& SON, DOVER STREET, LONDON NO. 10530, FOR 1830with signed rebrowned twist barrels fitted with silver beadfore-sight, engraved case-hardened breech decorated witha panel of entwined scrolls and foliage, pierced platinumplugs, scroll-engraved breech tang, signed back-actionlocks with engraved borders and finely engraved withscrolling foliage and a monsterhead terminal on the tails,scroll-engraved hammers, highly figured walnut half-stock(the underside of the butt cracked), chequered grip,engraved blued steel mounts including trigger-guard andbutt-plate (bluing oxidised, sling swivel missing), silverescutcheon engraved with the owner’s crest and initialsGCA (rubbed), silver barrel bolt escutcheons, and brasstippedwooden ramrod, perhaps the original76.2cm; 30in barrels£500-600406A D.B. PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY JOHNGRAINGER 106 KING STREET WEST TORONTO,BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, MID-19TH CENTURYwith signed twist sighted barrels, engraved breechdecorated with a pheasant, inlaid with a pair of platinumlines and with platinum plugs, scroll-engraved flush-fittinglocks, highly figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip,engraved steel mounts including trigger-guard with acornfinial and butt-plate: in its fitted relined mahogany case, thelid painted with the owner’s initials and previously fittedwith flush-fitting handle (worn throughout)76cm; 30in£400-500170


407AN 8 BORE PERCUSSION WILDFOWLING GUN BYBURNETT, SOUTHAMPTON, WITH BARREL BY CHARLESLANCASTER LONDON PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1850with rebrowned twist sighted barrel signed ‘CharlesLancaster 131 New Bond Street, London’, engraved patentbreech inlaid with a platinum line, platinum plug, signedlock boldly engraved with border ornament and scrollingfoliage (hammer replaced), highly figured walnut half-stock,chequered grip, engraved brass mounts including triggerguarddecorated on the bow with a hound putting up aduck, vacant silver escutcheon, silver barrel boltescutcheons, horn fore-end cap, and brass-tipped woodenramrod105.5cm; 41I in barrel£800-1000407408408A 4 BORE PERCUSSION WILDFOWLING GUN BY GEORGEFORREST, JEDBURGH, CIRCA 1860with rebrowned twist sighted barrel, case-hardened patentbreech with platinum line, pierced platinum plug, andplatinum-lined barrelsmith’s stamp, engraved breech tang,signed lock engraved with foliage and with engravedborder, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip, fittedwith leather-covered cheek-rest on the butt, engraved steelmounts including trigger-guard with shaped finial and buttplate,vacant silver escutcheon, silver fore-end cap, andoriginal brass-tipped wooden ramrod (incomplete)96.5cm; 38in barrelGeorge Forrest & Sons are recorded at 7 Abbey Place,Jedburgh circa 1874-1901.£800-1000171


409409A 6 BORE PERCUSSION WILDFOWLING GUN,BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, MID-19TH CENTURYwith rebrowned two-stage sighted barrel, platinum linedbreech, pierced platinum plug, engraved lock, figuredwalnut half-stock, chequered grip and fore-end, steelmounts including trigger-guard with engraved pineapplefinial, vacant white metal escutcheon, horn fore-end cap,and brass-tipped wooden ramrod (the steel parts pitted,stock worn and with repairs)91.5cm; 36in barrel£200-300410A PERCUSSION WILDFOWLING GUN BY WILLIAM FOX,BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1850with rebrowned sighted barrel formed in two stages,engraved breech and breech tang, signed engraved backaction lock decorated with a hound putting up a snipe,figured walnut half-stock stained in imitation of burrwood,chequered grip, engraved steel mounts, white metal foreendcap, and brass-tipped wooden ramrod (the steel partspitted)79.5cm; 31D in barrel£100-150172


411A PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY COOK, BATH,CIRCA 1800converted from flintlock, with two-stage Spanish barrelstamped with the gold-lined marks of Juan EstebanBustindui of Eibar (Neue Støckel 124 and 130) within aseries of decorative marks at the breech, chiselled and giltwith a band of acanthus at the girdle (light pitting fore-sightmissing), stepped bevelled lock signed on a scroll, figuredwalnut half-stock (fore-end cracked), tutenag mountsincluding pierced stepped side-plate, trigger-guard withacorn finial, butt-plate pierced en suite with the side-plate,vacant silver escutcheon, and horn fore-end cap82cm; 32B in barrelJohn Cook is recorded at Kingsmead Street, Bath, circa1797-1839.£300-400411413412A PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN SIGNED H. NOCK,BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1800converted from flintlock, with three-stage sighted barrel,engraved breech inlaid with a gold line, platinum plug,signed stepped bevelled lock, figured walnut half-stock,chequered grip, engraved steel mounts, vacant silverescutcheon, and associated brass-tipped wooden ramrod(worn throughout, the steel parts pitted, losses)80.5cm; 30N in barrelIt would appear that this gun was proofed at the time it wasconverted.£100-150413AN AUSTRIAN MODEL 1851 PERCUSSION RIFLEDCAVARY CARBINEof regulation type, with 14I-in barrel retained by a singleband, plain lock rebuilt from a flintlock plate, figured walnutthree-quarter stock, regulation steel mounts includingsaddle ring, and with no provision for a ramrod76.2cm; 30in overall£200-250173


414A DUTCH MILITARY WHEEL-LOCK HOLSTER PISTOL,MID-17TH CENTURYwith two-stage sighted barrel stamped with a series ofmarks beneath, rounded lock retained by three side nails(mainspring missing), fitted with sliding pan-cover withbutton release (inoperative), external wheel engraved withthe letter 'S' and retained by a bracket at the bottom,moulded full stock (the butt and fore-end each cracked andrepaired), plain steel trigger-guard and fore-end cap (buttcapmissing), and with a contemporary wooden ramrod57cm; 22I inThe engraved letter S on the wheel marks the point towhich the wheel should be spanned for firing and is analmost exclusively Dutch feature. See A.Hoff 1978, p.39.£2000-2500174414415PROPERTY OF A GERMAN NOBLEMAN415A GERMAN FLINTLOCK ‘PUFFER’ PISTOL, DATED 1588,THE STOCK SIGNED HSconverted from wheel-lock, with two-stage barrel fitted with18th Century fore-sight and stamped with two marks overthe breech (rubbed), flat stepped lock, figured fruitwood fullstock profusely inlaid over its surface with scrolling foliagecarrying ball flowers and terminating in foliage andflowerheads, the fore-end inlaid with a pair of marinemonsters, on one side and with a staghorn plaquetteengraved with a contemporary portrait bust signed ‘HS,fitted with a pair of staghorn portrait profiles about thebarrel tang, a long engraved staghorn panel including thesignature HS and the date behind the barrel tang,compressed spherical pommel profusely inlaid en suite andenriched with pellets, fitted with a cast and chased giltbrassplaquette decorated with a classical scene includingthe figure of Mercury within a frame of laurel, and steeltrigger-guard (the stock cracked and with small losses, laterramrod)49cm; 19D inThe lock, fore-sight and a number of repairs wereapparently executed during the second quarter of the 18thCentury.£2000-3000


416416A PAIR OF FRENCH FLINTLOCK LONG HOLSTER PISTOLSBY PUSSET A LUNEVILLE, CIRCA 1710with slender tapering barrels formed with sighting flats andfitted with moulded fore-sights, moulded breechesstamped with a series of marks on the left (indistinct), plaintangs, signed stepped locks sparsely engraved with foliageand decorated with a delicate wavy linear pattern about theprincipal borders, the cocks engraved en suite, set triggers,figured walnut full stocks carved with a raised mouldingabout the tangs and over the fore-ends, carved with a leafymoulding about the rear ramrod-pipes, full steel mountscomprising side-plates pierced with a strapwork designcarrying a portrait medallion and involving leafy scrolls,moulded trigger-guards decorated with a recessed panelon the bow and with acanthus finials issuant from agrotesque half-mask, engraved trigger-plates, spurredpommels fitted with chiselled profile medallion caps, ovalescutcheons decorated with a portrait medallion, and a pairof faceted ramrod-pipes (later ramrods)57cm; 22I in(2)There are three makers of this name, Pierre Francoisrecorded in Besancon circa 1708 and his two sons JeanClaude and Antoine, recorded in Strasbourg circa 1708 and1737-43 respectively.£5000-6000175


417417A PAIR OF BRESCIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS BYPICI FRUSCA, BRESCIA, LATE 17TH CENTURYwith tapering three-stage barrels stamped ‘LazarinoCominazzo’ over the breeches, rounded locks signed ‘PiciFrusca Ba’ and chiselled with leafy ornament in relief on thetails, each stamped ‘I’ on the inside, the cock retainingscrews and steels chiselled en suite, figured walnut fullstocks carved with scrolls over the fore-ends, applied withnumerous steel plaques finely pierced and engraved withfoliage, comprising a demon mask issuant with foliageabout the barrel tang, further issuant masks on each side ofthe pommel and another mask ahead of the trigger-guard,steel mounts, comprising side-plates pierced and engravedwith scrolling foliage, fruit and a grotesque mask, triggerguardschiselled with leafy tendrils inhabited by a serpentand with finials pierced en suite, spurred pommelschiselled with beaded borders surrounding tightly scrollingfoliage, flowers and fruit inhabited by serpents, a pair oframrod-pipes chiselled with acanthus, pierced steel foreendcaps, and each with its original steel-tipped woodenramrod (the stocks with repairs, the steel parts with areasof wear)These pistols have been shortened during their earlyworking life. It would appear that a German gunsmithreplaced the fore-ends, probably at the same time. Twomakers of this name are recorded, the older Picin Frusca ismentioned circa 1684 and was known, in his lifetime, as askilled lockmaker. He is supposed to have perfected themanufacture of the flintlock system though there is no firmbasis for this. The younger, probably his grandson, ismentioned proving military firearms and as a directproducer and supplier of flintlocks to the Venetiangovernment in 1721 and 1725. See N.di Carpegna 1997,p.176.£3000-4000176


418418A FINE PAIR OF GERMAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLSSIGNED DE GRAFFEN, SUHL CONTROL MARKS, CIRCA1720with swamped barrels each formed with a long flat andfitted with moulded brass fore-sights, chiselled withacanthus over the breech and stamped with Suhl controlmarks and the barrelsmith’s mark (Neue Støckel 4834)beneath, engraved tangs fitted with moulded back-sights,signed locks with strongly bevelled edges chiselled withfoliage on a punched ground, engraved with further scrollson the tail and beneath the pan, the cocks strongly bevelledand chiselled en suite, highly figured walnut full stockscarved with raised mouldings and conventional foliageabout the barrel tangs, and with delicate scrolls over thefore-ends, steel mounts cast and chased in low relief,comprising pierced scrolling foliate side-plates, mouldedspurred pommels fitted with grotesque mask caps, triggerguardswith acanthus finials and a flower on the bows, apair of strongly faceted ramrod-pipes, and vacantescutcheons, horn fore-end caps, and one with originalhorn-tipped wooden ramrod (the other replaced)53.2cm; 21 in(2)This maker appears to be unrecorded.£3000-5000177


419419A PAIR OF LIÈGOIS FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOLSFORMED ENTIRELY OF STEEL SIGNED SEGALLAS,LONDON, EARLY 19TH CENTURYwith turn-of cannon barrels, signed box-lock actionsengraved with foliage (one action missing three screws,one cock missing its upper portion), flat sided engravedbutts, and engraved steel trigger-guards (small areas oflight wear)14.5cm; 5N in(2)£500-700420A GERMAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BY ANDREASGANS IN AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1720with etched twist barrel in the Turkish fashion, moulded atthe muzzle and fitted with silver fore-sight, an engravedsilver band at the median, and a further band of engravedsilver at the breech, plain tang, signed stepped lockengraved with border ornament, foliage and a scrollterminating in a male demi-figure, figured walnut full stockcarved with foliage about the barrel tang and behind therear ramrod-pipe, gilt-brass mounts cast and chased in lowrelief, comprising side-plate pierced with a design ofscrollwork terminating in monsterheads, moulded triggerguardwith acanthus finial, spurred pommel decorated witha band of crescents around its base, a pair of facetedramrod-pipes, vacant escutcheon, horn fore-end cap, andoriginal horn-tipped wooden ramrod46.2cm; 18D inSee footnote to lot 387£1000-1400178


421VARIOUS OWNERS421A PAIR OF BOHEMIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS BYCASPAR PETER, CIRCA 1760with tapering barrels formed with long flats fitted with silverfore-sights, chiselled with foliage encrusted with silverabout the fore-sights and over the breeches, signedbevelled locks with engraved borders and decorated with astag on the tails (one cock missing its upper portion, theother chipped), figured walnut full stocks carved withrococo scrolls about the barrel tangs and with shellornament over the fore-ends, ‘bird’s head’ butts, gilt-brassmounts cast and chased with rococo ornament on astippled ground, including solid side-plates decorated witha reclining hound and a hunter within a scrollwork frame,trigger-guards with classical warriors on the bows,pommels decorated en suite with the trigger-guards andwith long shaped tangs, vacant escutcheons, a pair of plainramrod-pipes, fore-end caps, and each with its original giltbrasstipped wooden ramrod (the stocks each with smallchips, the gilding with areas of wear)39cm; 15G in£3000-4000179


422422A PAIR OF GERMAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS BYLEMAT A LIPSTADT, CIRCA 1710with swamped sighted three-stage barrels formed with along flat and signed over the breeches, grooved barreltangs, curved bevelled stepped locks (defective, losses),figured walnut full stocks carved with a raised mouldingabout the barrel tangs, the locks and the trigger-guards(one fore-end extensively chipped, the other cracked), fullsteel mounts chiselled in low relief, including scrolling sideplatesdecorated with foliage, trigger-guards with acanthusfinials, vacant escutcheons and spurred faceted pommels(one ramrod missing the other replaced)51cm; 20in(2)£1800-2200423A GERMAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, CIRCA 1740with three stage sighted barrel formed with three recessedpanels over the breech, plain lock of military type stamped‘N39’, moulded walnut full stock, and steel mountsincluding pierced scrolling side-plate and spurred pommelengraved with foliage (worn throughout, the stockextensively cracked and chipped, ramrod missing)50cm; 19I in£600-800180


424A RARE RUSSIAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL BYGRECKE IN ST PETERSBURG, DATED 1779with rebrowned two-stage sighted barrel signed and datedin silver script over the breech, plain tang (expertlyrepaired), signed rounded lock, figured walnut full stockcarved with rococo scrolls and foliage in low relief aboutthe barrel tang and ahead of the trigger-guard, slender buttof near fish-tail form, brass mounts including solid sideplatewith diagonal mouldings, spurred pommel, andmoulded trigger-guard with acanthus finial, horn fore-endcap (small repairs), and with various impressed and paintedinventory numbers38cm; 15inJohann Adolf Grecke was maker to the Russian ImperialCourt and the son of the distinguished Swedish masterJohann Joachim Grecke. A number of very fine firearms byhim are preserved in the Hermitage, St Petersburg.£2000-2500424425426425A RUSSIAN FLINTLOCK CAVALRY PISTOL, DATED 1834with 24.5cm barrel fitted with brass fore-sight, the tangfitted with back-sight, dated lock fitted with brass pan andring-neck cock (rubbed), figured walnut half-stock, slenderbutt, full regulation brass mounts including escutcheonengraved with the cypher of Czar Nicholas I (the pistolvarnished and with areas of wear), and with no provisionfor a ramrod40cm; 15N in£500-600426A RUSSIAN FLINTLOCK CAVALRY PISTOL, DATED 1834with 24.5cm barrel fitted with brass fore-sight, the tangfitted with back-sight, dated lock fitted with brass pan andring-neck cock, figured walnut half-stock, slender butt, fullregulation brass mounts including escutcheon engravedwith the cypher of Czar Nicholas I (the pistol varnished andwith areas of wear, the stock cracked through at the butt),and with no provision for a ramrod40cm; 15N in£500-700181


427A GERMAN D.B. FLINTLOCK PISTOL, CIRCA 1760with tapering barrels fitted with silver fore-sight, steppedlock engraved with rococo ornament (one cockincomplete), figured walnut full stock lightly carved withfoliage behind the barrel tang and the ramrod-pipe, andmoulded steel mounts including spurred pommel andtrigger-guard each engraved with scrolling foliage (fore-endrepaired, later ramrod)32.5cm; 12N in£400-500427428428A GERMAN FLINTLOCK PISTOL, CIRCA 1760with two-stage barrel inscribed ‘A Furstenau’ (fore-sightremoved), plain rounded lock, figured walnut full stockcarved with scrolls and foliage about the barrel tang (thefore-end cracked through), brass mounts cast and chasedin low relief, including solid side-plate, trigger-guard withacanthus finial and pommel each decorated withmoustacheod grotesques, and silver escutcheon engravedwith the owner’s initials, and horn fore-end cap (laterramrod)35cm; 13N in£350-450182


429A NORTH GERMAN FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS PISTOLSIGNED THADDAUS POLTZ, CIRCA 1750with two-stage sighted barrel formed with an ellipticalmuzzle, sparsely engraved with pellets, foliage andcornucopia over the breech, signed rounded lock, figuredwalnut full stock carved with scrolls in low relief about therear ramrod-pipe and the tang, slender butt of near fishtailform, brass mounts including stepped solid side-plate,broad trigger-guard, spurred pommel and vacantescutcheon, and wooden ramrod (tip missing, one side nailreplaced)40.5cm; 16in£800-1000430A GERMAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, CIRCA 1740with two-stage sighted barrel inlaid in brass with a naïveleaping stag within a scrolling framework, scroll-engravedlock, figured walnut full stock carved with a moulding aboutthe barrel tang and decorated with incised linear ornament,and brass mounts including pierced scrolling side-plate(incomplete) and spurred pommel (worn throughout,ramrod missing); and A FLEMISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTERPISTOL, CIRCA 1740, with two-stage barrel, bevelled locksigned ‘I.Deprenz’ (indistinct), walnut half-stock (wormed),429430and brass mounts cast and chased in low relief includingspurred pommel decorated with a grotesque mask (wornthroughout, ramrod missing)the first: 43.2cm; 17in(2)£400-500431A GERMAN FLINTLOCK TARGET PISTOL IN THE FRENCHTASTE, CIRCA 1810with two-stage sighted barrel, engraved rounded lock,figured walnut full stock (chipped, crude repairs),chequered grip, and engraved German silver mounts(ramrod missing)30cm; 11N in£250-350183


432A PAIR OF CONTINENTAL FLINTLOCK TRAVELLINGPISTOLS, EARLY 19TH CENTURYwith brass barrels strongly moulded towards the muzzles,brass box-lock actions engraved with linear ornament,sliding thumb-piece safety-catches also locking the steels(each incomplete), slender chequered bag-shaped buttsinlaid with silver wire on the spines, and steel triggerguardseach engraved with a star; and a CONTINENTALPERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL, MID-19TH CENTURY(worn)the first: 22cm; 8N in(2)£500-600432433433A .650 FLINTLOCK SERVICE PISTOL, EARLY 19THCENTURYwith 9in barrel (shortened), stepped lock signed ‘Innes’ andwith crowned GR, walnut full stock, and regulation brassmounts (worn throughout, the metal parts corroded,ramrod missing)39cm; 15I in£250-350184


437434A FLINTLOCK REGULATION PISTOL OF PRUSSIANMODEL 1731 TYPEwith 12in tapering barrel fitted with brass fore-sight, plainregulation lock with characteristic stepped moulded tail,carved figured walnut full stock, and regulation brassmounts (the steel parts pitted, the stock cracked andwormed, ramrod missing)48.2cm; 19in£500-600435A FRENCH MODEL AN.13 FLINTLOCK PISTOL, DATED1813(top-jaw, top-jaw screw and ramrod missing, steel partspitted, stock chipped); and ANOTHER, with An.9 barreldated 1810 (worn, losses)the first: 35.5cm; 14in(2)£350-450436A FRENCH MODEL 1763 FLINTLOCK CAVALRY PISTOLwith Libreville lock (cock damaged), complete with its steelramrod); and A FRENCH MODEL 1763 FLINTLOCK NAVYPISTOL, with St Etienne lock, the stock impressed No.3,and regulation brass mounts (ramrod missing); andANOTHER (barrel shortened, steel parts pitted, stockchipped, ramrod missing)the first: 39.5cm; 15I in(3)£500-600437A PAIR OF PERCUSSION DUELLING PISTOLS BY H.W.MORTIMER CO. GUNMAKERS TO HIS MAJESTY,LONDON, CIRCA 1800-1807converted from flintlock, with browned twist octagonalsighted barrels, engraved case-hardened breechesdecorated with a scroll of foliage, engraved case-hardenedbreech tangs decorated en suite and incorporating theback-sights, signed stepped bolted case-hardened locks,set triggers, figured walnut full stocks (fore-ends replaced),finely chequered butts with characteristic spiral carving atthe base, engraved blued trigger-guards decorated with atrophy-of-arms on the bow and with pineapple finial, a pairof ramrod-pipes, and contemporary horn-tipped woodenramrods (each refinished throughout), in their original fittedmahogany case lined with green baize, the lid with flushfittinghandle and trade label for 1800-1807, and with someaccessories (the lining worn and with minor moth damage,the label with small tears)37.5cm; 14N in£4000-6000185


438438A PAIR OF CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION RIFLED TARGETPISTOLS SIGNED RENNETTE A PARIS, CIRCA 1840each with octagonal etched twist barrel signed in gold andfitted with German silver fore-sight, engraved casehardenedbreech and breech tang each numbered in gold,the latter fitted with back-sight, flush-fitting lock engravedwith border ornament and scrolling foliage, set trigger,figured walnut half-stock carved with a lion mask in theround at the fore-end, the butt cut with a panel of finechequering and carved with a band of laurel foliage aroundthe base, engraved steel mounts including side-platedecorated with a scrolling serpent, butt-cap, and spurredtrigger-guard, German silver barrel bolt escutcheons,vacant German silver escutcheons, and no provision for aramrod: in their original fitted case veneered in burrwood(chipped, losses), lined in plum velvet and with a loadingrod and rosewood mallet, probably the original40cm; 15N in£2000-3000439A PAIR OF HUNGARIAN PERCUSSION RIFLED TARGETPISTOLS BY KIRNER ÉS FIJA PESTEN, CIRCA 1832-42with swamped octagonal sighted barrels signed in full andrifled with eight grooves, engraved breeches, engravedslender breech tangs numbered ‘1’ and ‘2’ andincorporating the back-sights, flush-fitting locks engravedwith scrolling foliage and signed ‘Kirner’ and ‘Pesten’respectively, double set triggers (the hair triggers eachremoved), figured light walnut half-stocks, the buttsswelling at the bases, each incised with a band of trellisand fitted with engraved steel cap, engraved steel mountsincluding small side-plates, and engraved trigger-guardsfitted with additional spurs in their working life (the ramrodapertures plugged): in their original relined fitted case witha number of later accessories (case lid cracked)40cm; 15 N in£800-1000186


440441440A GERMAN PERCUSSION WENDER PISTOL BY MICHAELBEIER IN WIRZBURG, CIRCA 1760,converted from flintlock, with swamped barrels fitted with‘spider’ fore-sights, signed ‘Michael Beier’ and ‘InWirzburg’, numbered 3 and 4 respectively and released bya brass catch beneath, bevelled lock engraved with simpleborder ornament, figured walnut full stock carved withrococo scrolls and shell ornament about the barrel tangand further rococo ornament about shaped brass panelsover the fore-end (fore-end cracked on one side) and plainbrass side-plate and pommel (trigger-guard and ramrodeach missing, pommel repaired)34.5cm; 13I in£600-800441A RARE NORTH GERMAN BREECH-LOADING NEEDLE-FIRE RIFLED TARGET PISTOL BY E.A. STOERMER,HERZBERG, CIRCA 1840-45with browned twist sighted barrel fitted with removableloading lever on the right, scroll-engraved side-hammeraction, signed ‘invenit et fecit E.A.Stoermer Herzberg’, settrigger, figured walnut half-stock, chequered butt, engravedspurred blued trigger-guard with pineapple finial, and whitemetal barrel bolt escutcheons36.5cm; 14G inErnst August Stoermer (1776-1857) was gunmaker to theKings of Hanover.£500-700442A PAIR OF PERCUSSION OFFICER’S PISTOLS BYCHARLES & HENRY EGG, NO. 1 PICCADILLY LONDON,CIRCA 1842-50each with signed rebrowned twist sighted barrel, scrollengravedbreech inlaid with a gold line, pierced platinumplug, engraved tang incorporating the back-sight, signedbolted lock engraved with scrolling foliage and borderornament,highly figured walnut full stock, chequered grip,engraved steel trigger-guard, engraved steel butt-cap withtrap, stirrup ramrod, white metal barrel bolt escutcheonsand vacant white metal escutcheon (the steel parts pittedand refinished)35cm; 13N in(2)£1200-1800187


443443A RARE DAY’S PATENT COMBINED TRUNCHEON ANDPERCUSSION PISTOL, BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS,CIRCA 1823with turn-off brass barrel flared at the muzzle and decoratedwith raised and turned bands, brass action decorated ensuite (defective), fitted with a later iron apron retaining thehammer, hollow pommel cast and chased as an eagle’shead, set with a pair of glass eyes, and fitted with an ironstirrup for suspension (the patent plaque missing)40cm; 15N inFor a discussion of John Day’s patent walking cane andtruncheon see L. Winant 1956, p.136 and pp.154-5.£1200-1800444A PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL BY KELLY, GLASGOW,BIRMINGHAM PROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1835with turn-off barrel engraved with a band around themuzzle, signed scroll-engraved case-hardened actiondecorated with a frame of key ornament on one side, bluedfolding trigger, finely chequered walnut butt with swollenovoid terminal, and vacant white metal escutcheon12cm; 4N in£300-400445A FRENCH MODEL AN XIII PERCUSSION PISTOL, 1807converted from flintlock, complete with its steel ramrod(worn throughout)35cm; 13N in£200-250446A GERMAN PERCUSSION PISTOL, CIRCA 1740converted from flintlock, with tapering sighted barrel,rounded lock signed ‘Petit Jean’, figured walnut full stockcarved with a rococo flower behind the barrel tang, andengraved brass mounts (worn throughout, ramrodmissing); and A GERMAN PERCUSSION PISTOL, MID-18TH CENTURY, with tapering sighted brass barrelengraved with a bold scroll of foliage over the breech,engraved brass lock, and figured walnut full stock, andbrass mounts including spurred pommel and trigger-guardwith acanthus finial (worn throughout, the stock andramrod replaced)the first: 35cm; 13N in(2)£450-550188


A DISTINGUISHED COLLECTION OFEUROPEAN MILITARY FIREARMS447A BAVARIAN MODEL 1844PERCUSSION GENDARMERIECARBINE, DATED 1851the lock with Amberg arsenal markingand the date (one barrel band and theramrod missing, cleaned throughout)78cm; 38N in barrel£400-500447448A BAVARIAN MODEL 1851PERCUSSION RIFLEwith folding back-sight pierced withtwo apertures, the lock with Municharsenal inscription, and with its steelramrod (the steel pats with areas ofrust, the stock bruised, fore-endchipped)105cm; 41D in barrel£250-350448449A BAVARIAN MODEL 1858/67PERCUSSION BREECH-LOADINGRIFLEstamped with the serial number 93696at the breech, and the stock impressedwith three large numbers on each side,with it steel ramrod (cleaned, the stockrepaired)92cm; 36D in barrel£300-400449450A BAVARIAN MODEL 1869 WERDERSYSTEM BREECH-LOADING RIFLEDCARBINE, NO. 1080stamped serial number throughout,with its saddle ring39.5cm; 15I in barrel£300-400450189


451A BAVARIAN MODEL 1869 WERDERSYSTEM BREECH-LOADING RIFLEDGENDARMERIE CARBINE, NO. 1673451stamped with serial numbersthroughout, with its steel ramrod (thesteel parts with areas of rust, thebreech drilled through)54.5cm; 21I in barrel£300-400452A HANOVERIAN PERCUSSION JÄGERRIFLE BY CRAUSE, HERZBERG, CIRCA1855452with browned twist sighted barrel rifledwith four grooves, stamped with thenumber 677 at the breech, fitted withcalibrated adjustable back-sight, signedcase-hardened back-action lock withmatching numbers, double set trigger,hardwood full stock of regulation typewith raised cheek-piece (patchboxcover replaced), regulation brassmounts, and with its steel ramrod80cm; 31I in barrel£300-400453A PRUSSIAN MODEL 1805FLINTLOCK INFANTRY MUSKETstamped M on the left of the breech,and stepped lock with Potsdam arsenalmarking (the ramrod associated, onebarrel band missing, the steel partscleaned, the stock with areas of wear)453105cm; 41D in barrel£500-700454A GERMAN FLINTLOCK MUSKET OFPRUSSIAN 1805 TYPE454with three-stage barrel retained by asingle brass muzzle band, steppedregulation lock, walnut full stock withregulation brass mounts, and with itssteel ramrod (extensively cleanedoverall)86.2cm; 34in barrel£400-500190


455A FLINTLOCK RIFLE OF BAKER TYPESIGNED HENRY NOCK, BIRMINGHAMPROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1813-20,POSSIBLY FOR EXPORT TO PRUSSIA455457the breech tang stamped 41, signedlock with engraved borders, the stockretaining traces of a mark opposite thelock (extensively cleaned throughout,ramrod missing)105cm; 41D in barrelA number shipments of Baker and otherrifles, including some of inferior andpossibly even foreign make were issuedby the Board of Ordnance when Britainwas supporting the wars against theFrench and their allies between 1793-1813.On 27th March 1813......‘to be shippedwith the greatest expedition to Prussiaan order including 500 rifles & swordswith 400 rounds per rifle’. See De WittBailey 2002, pp.169-170.£1000-1200456A PRUSSIAN MODEL 1839/55PERCUSSION RIFLE, DATED 1856the lock with Potsdam arsenal marking,stamped throughout with arsenalmarkings, and with its steel ramrod104.7cm; 41D in barrel£600-800457A PRUSSIAN MODEL 1849PERCUSSION MUSKET458converted from an earlier Frenchflintlock, the lock retaining traces of StEtienne arsenal markings, and with itssteel ramrod100cm; 39D in barrel£250-350458A PRUSSIAN MODEL 1854 DREYSESYSTEM NEEDLE-FIRE MARINE‘PIKENBÜCHSE’ NO. 1536, DATED 185-with rebrowned barrel fitted with its steelbayonet retained by a spring catchbeneath the muzzle, the receiver andmounts stamped with arsenal markingsand with matching numbers throughout76cm; 30in barrel£800-1000191


459A PRUSSIAN MODEL 1860 DREYSESYSTEM NEEDLE-FIRE RIFLE,NO.1144 DATED 1861stamped throughout with the date andarsenal markings, with matchingnumbers, and with its steel ramrod77cm; 30D in barrel459460£800-1000460A PRUSSIAN MODEL 1862 DREYSESYSTEM NEEDLE-FIRE RIFLE,NO.8980 DATED 1867/8stamped throughout with the date andarsenal markings, with matchingnumbers, and with its steel ramrod84cm; 33in barrel£800-1000461A PRUSSIAN MODEL 1865 DREYSESYSTEM NEEDLE-FIRE RIFLE, NO.9057 DATED 1868stamped throughout with the date andarsenal markings, the receiver stamped3334, and with its steel ramrod46176.5cm; 30B in barrel£800-1000462A PRUSSIAN MODEL 1865 DREYSESYSTEM NEEDLE-FIRE RIFLE, NO.3054 DATED 1868stamped throughout with the date andarsenal markings, with matchingnumbers, and with its steel ramrod76.5cm; 30B in barrel462192


463A PRUSSIAN DREYSE SYSTEMNEEDLE-FIRE RIFLE, NO. 3737, DATED1868stamped throughout with the date andarsenal markings, the receivernumbered 1468, and with its steelramrod86.4cm; 34in barrel£500-600463464A PRUSSIAN MODEL 1857 DREYSESYSTEM NEEDLE-FIRE RIFLEDCAVALRY CARBINE, NO. 3695, DATED1870stamped throughout with the date andarsenal markings, and the receivernumbered 4084, and with no provisionfor a ramrod (the saddle ring missing,the sling swivels replaced)39cm; 15G in barrel£600-800464465A PRUSSIAN MODEL 1857 DREYSESYSTEM NEEDLE-FIRE RIFLEDCAVALRY CARBINE, NO. 4084, DATED1870stamped throughout with the date andwith Herzberg arsenal markings, withits steel saddle ring, with matchingnumbers, and with no provision for aramrod39cm; 15G in barrel£600-800465466A PRUSSIAN DREYSE SYSTEMNEEDLE-FIRE RIFLE, NO. 13457,CIRCA 1870, PROBABLY FORGENDARMERIE USEstamped throughout with the date,arsenal markings, and with matchingnumbers (ramrod missing, the steelparts rusted)61cm; 24in barrel£400-500466193


467A WURTTEMBERG MODEL 1860PERCUSSION JÄGER RIFLE, NO 2578the lock stamped ‘Königl Wurt Fabrik’,and with its steel ramrod75.5cm; 29N in barrel£450-550467468A WURTTEMBERG MODEL 1860PERCUSSION RIFLED ARTILLERYCARBINE, NO 173the lock stamped ’SP & SR’ forSpangenberg & Sauer, and with itssteel ramrod50cm; 19N in barrel468£300-350469A WURTTEMBERG MODEL 1860PERCUSSION JÄGER RIFLE, NO 3837,DATED 1862the lock with Suhl arsenal marking, thebutt-plate with further arsenalnumbers, and with its steel ramrod (thesteel parts cleaned)75.5cm; 29N in barrel469£350-450470A WURTTEMBERG MODEL 1857/67DREYSE SYSTEM NEEDLE-FIRE RIFLE,NO. 7978, DATED 1870stamped throughout with the date andarsenal markings (ramrod missing)95cm; 37G in barrel£800-1000470194


471A CONTINENTAL FLINTLOCKMUSKET, SECOND QUARTER OF THE19TH CENTURY, PROBABLYAUSTRIANwith two-stage barrel retained by threesteel barrel bands, the forward mostincorporating a ramrod-pipe beneath,bevelled lock stamped ‘859’ and withthe Austrian double eagle mark,hardwood regulation full stock withregulation steel mounts, and with itssteel ramrod47194.5cm; 37D in barrel£600-800472AN AUSTRIAN MODEL 1849PERCUSSION RIFLE DATED 1852the barrel stamped ‘Ferd Fruwirth’, thelock stamped with the Austrian doubleeagle and the date, the stock withtraces of an arsenal mark, and with itssteel ramrod84.5cm; 33D in barrel£400-600472473AN AUSTRIAN MODEL 1867 WERNDLSYSTEM INFANTRY JÄGER RIFLE,DATED 1869stamped with arsenal mark and thedate on the lock, and with its steelramrod84cm; 33in barrel£250-350473474AN AUSTRIAN MODEL 1854/67WÄNZL SYSTEM INFANTRY RIFLEstamped throughout with arsenalmarkings and retaining its steel ramrod86cm; 33P in barrel£200-250474195


475AN AUSTRIAN MODEL 1854/67WANZL SYSTEM JÄGER RIFLEDCARBINEstamped throughout with arsenalmarkings and retaining its steel ramrod64cm; 25D in barrel£200-250475476AN AUSTRIAN MODEL 1854/67WANZL SYSTEM JÄGER RIFLEDCARBINEstamped throughout with arsenalmarkings and retaining its steel ramrod64cm; 25D in barrel£200-250476477AN AUSTRIAN WANZL SYSTEMRIFLED CARBINE OF 1867 TYPEwith reblued sighted barrel retained bya single band at the muzzle, stampedwith arsenal markings at the breech,plain lock, regulation stock, regulationsteel mounts, and with its steel ramrod60cm; 23I in barrel477£200-250478A NORWEGIAN PERCUSSION RIFLEDMUSKET, CIRCA 1840478a regulation conversion from flintlock,the barrel fitted with folding back-sightpierced with a pair of apertures,stamped with the serial number 8827,the lock fitted with dog-safety, stampedwith Kongsberg proof marks and theserial number, regulation blackenedbeechwood stock, regulation brassmounts (trigger-guard bent), and withits brass-tipped steel ramrod104cm; 41in barrel£250-350196


479A NORWEGIAN PERCUSSION RIFLEDMUSKET, CIRCA 1840a regulation conversion from flintlock,with rebrowned barrel fitted withfolding back-sight pierced with a pairof apertures, stamped with the serialnumber 3018, the lock fitted with dogsafety,stamped with Kongsberg proofmarks and the serial number,regulation blackened beechwoodstock, regulation brass mounts, andwith its brass-tipped steel ramrod479105.5cm; 41I in barrel£250-350480A RUSSIAN PERCUSSION MUSKET,LIÈGE PROOF, TULA, DATED 1861with tapering sighted barrel retained bythree steel bands and struck with Liègeproof marks, back-action lock struckwith Tula arsenal mark and the date,regulation full stock stamped withtraces of an arsenal mark on the rightof the butt, regulation brass mounts,and with its steel ramrod48096cm; 37I in barrel£250-350481A RUSSIAN PATENT BREECH-LOADING BOLT ACTION RIFLE, CIRCA1870with sighted barrel retained by threesteel bands, bolt-action, bevelled lockplate stamped 862, regulationhardwood full stock, steel mounts andwith its steel ramrod (the steel partsheavily patinated, stock worn)94cm; 37in barrel£100-150481482A SPANISH MODEL 1854PERCUSSION MUSKET, DATED 1858the lock struck with Placencia arsenalmarkings and Eastern marks, and withits steel ramrod (worn throughout)99cm; 39in barrel£200-250482197


483A SWISS MODEL 1856 PERCUSSIONRIFLE BY A. FRANCOTTE A LIÈGEwith signed browned barrel, signedlock, the stock impressed with anarsenal inscription on the right of thebutt (worn), and with its steel ramrod93cm; 36I in barrel483£500-600484A SWISS MODEL 1856 PERCUSSIONRIFLE BYA. FRANCOTTE A LIÈGEwith signed barrel and lock, the stockimpressed with an arsenal inscriptionincluding the date, and with its steelramrod (the steel parts with patches ofsurface rust)48493cm; 36I in barrel£350-450485A SWISS MODEL 1867 BREECH-LOADING INFANTRY RIFLEstamped with the serial number‘10292’ at the breech, and with‘Neuhausen’ and arsenal markings onthe breech cover (refinished, ramrodmissing)92.5cm; 36D in barrel485£250-300486A CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION TIP-UP BREECH-LOADING RIFLE FOR THEEASTERN MARKET, ON THESARTORIS PRINCIPLE, MID-19THCENTURY486with sighted rifled barrel retained bythree steel bands, rectangular tip-upbreech operated by a bolt-lever on theleft, back-action lock stamped with aTurkish mark (the hammer replaced),regulation full stock, and regulationsteel mounts (ramrod missing, stockwith repairs)100cm; 39I in barrel£250-350198


487AN ITALIAN MODEL 1814 FLINTLOCKMUSKETthe lock retaining traces of Turin Royalarsenal marking, the stock retainingtraces of a stamp on the right of thebutt, and with its steel ramrod76cm; 30in barrel£400-500488A PERCUSSION RIFLED LIGHTCAVALRY CARBINE, DATED 1848,PROBABLY ITALIANwith sighted barrel rifled with eightnarrow grooves and retained by asingle muzzle band, flat lock withrounded tail, hardwood three-quarterstock, regulation steel mountsincluding saddle ring on the triggerguardtang, and with its steel ramrod34cm; 13G in barrel£200-250487488489A PERCUSSION RIFLED LIGHTCAVALRY CARBINE, CIRCA 1845-50,PROBABLY ITALIANwith sighted barrel rifled with eightnarrow grooves and retained by asingle muzzle band, flat lock withrounded tail, hardwood three-quarterstock, regulation steel mountsincluding saddle ring on the triggerguardtang, and with its steel ramrod34cm; 13G in barrel£200-250489490A BELGIAN PERCUSSION JÄGERRIFLE SIGNED N.M. LOSGENNE ETPIRLOT FILS A LIÈGE, CIRCA 1840-50with sighted barrel rifled with eightgrooves and retained by three steelbands, signed back-action lock(hammer replaced), regulation fullstock, full regulation steel mounts, andwith its steel ramrod92cm; 36D in barrelPirlot Frères are recorded as suppliersto the army and members of theSociete pour les Armes de Guerrefrom 1830.£300-400490199


491A BELGIAN PERCUSSION MUSKET,LIÈGE PROOF, CIRCA 1840-50with sighted barrel retained by threesteel barrel bands, the lock stamped‘HBM’, the stock impressed ‘Lepage aLiège’ on the right of the butt and withfurther numbers on the left, regulationsteel mounts, and with its ramrod491103cm; 40I in barrel£200-250492A BELGIAN PERCUSSION MILITARYRIFLE, LIÈGE PROOF, DATED 1851492with sighted barrel rifled with fivegrooves, fitted with calibrated ladderback-sight, stamped with the maker’smark ‘FT’ over the breech and on theback-action lock, figured walnut fullstock with inspector’s stamps, andregulation steel mounts (one slingswivel and one trigger-guard retainingscrew missing), with its steel ramrod84cm; 33in barrel£350-450493A BELGIAN PERCUSSION JÄGERRIFLE, LIÈGE PROOF CIRCA 1860493with blued sighted barrel fitted withbayonet lug on the right and retainedby two polished steel bands, fitted withfolding back-sight calibrated to 1000yards, flush-fitting lock signed ‘T. TilkinTasset Ft d’Armes a Liege’, double settrigger, regulation full stock, regulationsteel mounts and with its steel ramrod84cm; 33in barrel£250-350494A DUTCH MARECHAUSÉEPERCUSSION CAVALRY CARBINE,DATED 1826converted from flintlock, fitted withvertically swinging bayonet locked by acatch at the muzzle, and stamped withthe date and a series of arsenal stampsat the breech, the butt-plate stampedwith further arsenal markings, with itssteel ramrod70cm; 27I in barrel£800-1000200


495A DUTCH MARECHAUSÉEPERCUSSION CAVALRY CARBINE,DATED 1827similar (the barrel and bayonetrefinished)70cm; 27I in barrel£800-1000495496A DUTCH PERCUSSION INFANTRYMUSKET WITH 1846 HAMMERCONVERSIONwith sighted barrel retained by threebrass bands, stamped 1812 at thebreech, plain lock fitted with ringtoppedhammer, regulation full stockretaining traces of a stamp on the rightof the butt, and with its steel ramrod75.5cm; 29N in barrel£300-400496497A DUTCH MODEL 1867 SNIDER RIFLEstamped throughout with arsenalmarkings, and with its steel ramrod97.5cm; 38G in barrel£350-450498A FRENCH MODEL 1777 FLINTLOCKMUSKET, DATED 1809497the lock with Mutzig arsenal marking(the cock detached), the buttimpressed with a further mark on theright, and with its steel ramrod113.5cm; 44N in barrel£600-800499A FRENCH MODEL 1777 FLINTLOCKDRAGOON MUSKETstamped ‘MY 78’ and ‘P78’ over thebreech, and the inside of the lockstamped ‘IBT’, and with its steelramrod95.5cm; 37K in barrel£400-500499201


500A FRENCH MODEL 1822 PERCUSSIONMUSKETwith its steel ramrod (the lock missingone retaining screw, the steel partspatinated, stock chipped)102.8cm; 40I in barrel£300-350500501A FRENCH MODEL 1822 PERCUSSIONMUSKETthe barrel tang and stock with traces ofarsenal markings, the lock with StEtienne Royal arsenal marking, andwith its steel ramrod (the stockcleaned)50192cm; 36D in£300-400502A FRENCH BREECH-LOADINGPERCUSSION RIFLED RAMPART GUN,DATED 1830502with sighted barrel rifled with tengrooves, fitted with folding back-sight,tip-up breech retained by a thumbscrewforming an additional sight andwith a folding lever for a gas-tight fitbehind, rounded lock retaining tracesof Châtellerault arsenal marking,figured walnut butt, and regulationsteel mounts including a pivot mountbeneath the fore-end119cm; 46P in barrel£600-800503A FRENCH MODEL 1829 FLINTLOCKARTILLERY CARBINE, DATED 1831stamped with the letters ‘C.C’, ARIF’,‘PNE’, and ‘MR’ at the breech, the stockwith arsenal markings, and with itssteel ramrod50360.3cm; 23N in barrel£300-400202


504A FRENCH MODEL 1842 PERCUSSIONGENDARMERIE RIFLED CARBINE,DATED 1844the breech stamped with the letters‘CA’, ‘C’, ‘MR’ and with the date, thelock with Tulle Royal arsenal marking,the stock with further arsenal markingsand the date, with its steel ramrod, andremaining in very good conditionthroughout50476cm; 29N in barrel£350-450505A FRENCH MODEL 1854 GARDEIMPÉRIALE PERCUSSION RIFLEDATED 1857the breech stamped with arsenalmarkings and the date 1856, the lockwith Tulle Imperial arsenal marking,and the stock with further arsenalmarkings including the date, and withits steel ramrod (the steel parts withareas of rust)103cm; 40I in barrel£300-400505506A FRENCH MODEL 1861 PERCUSSIONRIFLED ARTILLERY CARBINEthe lock with Mutzig Imperial arsenalmarking, and with its steel ramrod60cm; 23K in barrel£300-400506507A FRENCH MODEL 1865 PERCUSSIONRIFLED CARBINE, DATED 1865the barrel with arsenal markings andthe date, the lock with St EtienneImperial arsenal marking, the stockwith traces of arsenal stamps, with itsteel ramrod87cm; 34D in barrel£350-450507203


204508509510511508A FRENCH MODEL 1867 ‘A TABATIERE’SNIDER ACTION THREE BAND RIFLEthe lock with Maubeuge Royal arsenalinscription, with its steel ramrod98.5cm; 38N in barrel£250-350509A FRENCH MODEL 1857/67 ‘A TABATIERE’SNIDER ACTION THREE BAND RIFLEwith back-action lock with St EtienneImperial arsenal inscription, with itsteel ramrod82cm; 32D in barrel£200-250510A RARE ENGLISH LONG FLINTLOCKTRADE GUN FOR THE AMERICANMARKET, BIRMINGHAM PROOFMARKS, SECOND QUARTER OF THE19TH CENTURYwith sighted barrel stamped ‘12’ betweenthe proof marks over the breech andengraved with three bands, plain tang,flat lock stamped ‘London’ and ‘ClC’ redstainedfull stock with near paddleshapedbutt, and brass mounts of shapedoutline, including trigger-guard, butt-plateand four moulded ramrod-pipes, andoriginal wooden ramrod133cm; 52G in barrel£700-900511A MONT STORM PATENT PERCUSSIONTIP-UP BREECH-LOADING RIFLE BY R.HUGHES, BIRMINGHAM, BIRMINGHAMPROOF MARKS, CIRCA 1860with rebrowned barrel rifled with fourshallow grooves, retained by three steelbarrel bands and fitted with folding backsightcalibrated to 1000 yards, tip-upbreech, the tang retaining traces of thepatent inscription, signed borderengravedlock, regulation full stock, withsighted barrel, brass trigger-guard andbutt-plate and with its steel ramrod99cm; 39in barrelMont Storm’s patent for convertingpercussion muzzle-loading rifles to thepercussion breech-loading systemattracted much interest in both Europe andthe United States, his patent was registeredon 8th July 1856 in the latter country.£500-700


512AN ENGLISH 1853 PATTERN THIRDMODEL RIFLED PERCUSSIONMUSKET, BIRMINGHAM PROOFMARKS, DATED 1867the barrel struck with proof marks at thebreech, dated lock stamped Tower andwith a crown, and the stock impressedwith the mark of the Birmingham SmallArms company on the right99cm; 39in barrel£300-400512513AN ENGLISH MARK II SNIDER-ENFIELDTHREE BAND RIFLE, DATED 1861the lock engraved with the date,crowned ‘VR and ‘Enfield’, the stockwith Enfield arsenal marking and withits steel ramrod93cm; 36K in barrel£300-400513514AN ENGLISH MARK III SNIDER-ENFIELD RIFLED CARBINE, CIRCA 1865retaining its leather back-sight cover,the breech with War Departmentmarkings, and the lock with the dateand Enfield arsenal markings49cm; 19D in barrel£250-300514515AN ENGLISH SNIDER-ENFIELD TWOBAND RIFLED CAVALRY CARBINE BYR. HUGHES, CRICA 1865stamped with Birmingham proof marksat the breech, retaining its saddle barand steel ring, and with its steelramrod48cm; 18P in barrel£350-450515205


516AN ENGLISH SNIDER-ENFIELD TWOBAND RIFLE BYE.M. REILLY & CO, NEW OXFORDSTREET, LONDON, CIRCA 1865with browned barrel struck withBirmingham proof marks, signed lockengraved with a crown, the stockimpressed with the serial number 15239516517518519END OF SALE77.5cm; 30I in barrel£400-500517AN ENGLISH .451 CALIBRE 1866PATTERN WESTLEY RICHARDSPATENT ‘MONKEY TAIL’ CARBINE,DATED 1867with blued Whitworth barrel, casehardenedbreech and lock, the stockretaining traces of arsenal markings,and with its steel ramrod50.8cm; 20in barrel£350-450518AN ENGLISH .451 CALIBRE 1866PATTERN WESTLEY RICHARDSPATENT ‘MONKEY TAIL’ CARBINE,DATED 1867with blued Whitworth barrel, casehardenedbreech and lock, the stockretaining traces of arsenal markings,and with its steel ramrod (worn)50.8cm; 20in barrel£350-450519AN ENGLISH GREEN BROTHERSPATENT PERCUSSION BREECH-LOADING BOLT ACTION RIFLE, BYE.M. REILLY & CO, OXFORD STREET,LONDON, CIRCA 1870with signed reblued sighted barrelrifled with four grooves, retained by apair of steel bands and fitted withfolding back-sight calibrated to 1250yards, bolt-action breech retainingtraces of patent inscription (refreshed),plain lock, full stock of regulation type,regulation steel mounts and with itssteel ramrod (refinished and cleaned)84cm; 33in barrelThe breech appears to be C.E. Greenand J. Green’s patent no. 3116 of 1870.£400-500206


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Definitions"Bidder" is any person making, attempting or consideringmaking a bid, including Buyers;"Buyer" is the person who makes the highest bid or offeraccepted by the auctioneer, including a Buyer’s principal whenbidding as agent;"Seller" is the person offering a lot for sale, including theiragent, or executors;“TDM” means Thomas Del Mar Ltd., Auctioneers, c/oSotheby’s Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX,company number 5368339."Buyer’s Expenses" are any costs or expenses due to ThomasDel Mar Ltd. from the Buyer;"Buyer’s Premium" is the commission payable by the Buyer onthe Hammer Price at the rates set out in the Guide forProspective Buyers;"Hammer Price" is the highest bid for the Property accepted bythe auctioneer at the auction or the post auction sale price;"Purchase Price" is the Hammer Price plus applicable Buyer’sPremium and Buyer’s Expenses;"Reserve Price" (where applicable) is the minimum HammerPrice at which the Seller has agreed to sell a lot.The Buyer’s Premium, Buyer’s Expenses and Hammer Priceare subject to VAT, where applicable.3. Examination of Lots(a) TDM’s knowledge of lots is partly dependent on informationprovided by the Seller and TDM is unable to exerciseexhaustive due diligence on each lot. Each lot is available forexamination before sale. Bidders are responsible for carryingout examinations and research before sale to satisfythemselves over the condition of lots and accuracy ofdescriptions.(b) All oral and/or written information provided to Bidders relatingto lots, including descriptions in the catalogue, conditionreports or elsewhere are statements of TDM’s opinion and notrepresentations of fact. Estimates may not be relied on as aprediction of the selling price or value of the lot and may berevised from time to time at TDM’s absolute discretion.4. Exclusions and limitations of liability to Buyers(a) TDM shall refund the Purchase Price tothe Buyer in circumstances where it deems that the lot is aCounterfeit, subject to the terms of TDM’s AuthenticityGuarantee.(b) Subject to Condition 4(a), neither TDM nor the Seller:-(i) is liable for any errors or omissions in any oral or writteninformation provided to Bidders by TDM, whether negligent orotherwise;(ii) gives any guarantee or warranty to Bidders and any impliedwarranties and conditions are excluded (save in so far as suchobligations cannot be excluded by English law), other than theexpress warranties given by the Seller to the Buyer (for whichthe Seller is solely responsible) under the Conditions ofBusiness for Sellers;(iii) accepts responsibility to Bidders for acts or omissions(whether negligent or otherwise) by TDM in connection withthe conduct of auctions or for any matter relating to the sale ofany lot.(c) Without prejudice to Condition 4(b), any claim against TDMand/ or the Seller by a Bidder is limited to the Purchase Pricefor the relevant lot. Neither TDM nor the Seller shall be liablefor any indirect or consequential losses.(d) Nothing in Condition 4 shall exclude or limit the liability of TDMor the Seller for death or personal injury caused by thenegligent acts or omissions of TDM or the Seller.5. Bidding at Auction(a) TDM has absolute discretion to refuse admission to theauction. Before sale, Bidders must complete a RegistrationForm and supply such information and references as TDMrequires. Bidders are personally liable for their bid and arejointly and severally liable with their principal, if bidding asagent (in which case TDM’s prior and express consent must beobtained).(b) TDM advises Bidders to attend the auction, but TDM willendeavour to execute absentee written bids provided that theyare, in TDM’s opinion, received in sufficient time and in legibleform.(c) When available, written and telephone bidding is offered as afree service at the Bidder’s risk and subject to TDM’s othercommitments; TDM is therefore not liable for failure to executesuch bids. Telephone bidding may be recorded.6. Import, Export and Copyright RestrictionsTDM and the Seller make no representations or warranties asto whether any lot is subject to import, export or copyrightrestrictions. It is the Buyer's sole responsibility to obtain anycopyright clearance or any necessary import, export or otherlicence required by law, including licenses required under theConvention on the International Trade in Endangered Species(CITES).7. Conduct of the Auction(a) The auctioneer has discretion to refuse bids, withdraw or reofferlots for sale (including after the fall of the hammer) if (s)hebelieves that there may be an error or dispute, and may alsotake such other action as (s)he reasonably deems necessary.(b) The auctioneer will commence and advance the bidding insuch increments as (s)he considers appropriate and is entitledto place bids on the Seller’s behalf up to the Reserve Price forthe lot, where applicable.(c) Subject to Condition 7(a), the contract between the Buyer andthe Seller is concluded on the striking of the auctioneer'shammer.(d) Any post-auction sale of lots shall incorporate these Conditionsof Business.8. Payment and Collection(a) Unless otherwise agreed in advance, payment of the PurchasePrice is due in pounds sterling immediately after the auction(the "Payment Date").(b) Title in a lot will not pass to the Buyer until TDM has receivedthe Purchase Price in cleared funds. TDM will generally notrelease a lot to a Buyer before payment. Earlier release shallnot affect passing of title or the Buyer's obligation to pay thePurchase Price, as above.(c) The refusal of any licence or permit required by law, asoutlined in Condition 6, shall not affect the Buyer’s obligationto pay for the lot, as per Condition 8(a).(d) The Buyer must arrange collection of lots within 10 working


days of the auction. Purchased lots are at the Buyer's risk fromthe earlier of (i) collection or (ii) 10 working days after theauction. Until risk passes, TDM will compensate the Buyer forany loss or damage to the lot up to a maximum of thePurchase Price actually paid by the Buyer. TDM’s assumptionof risk is subject to the exclusions detailed in Condition 5(d) ofthe Conditions of Business for Sellers.(e) All packing and handling of lots is at the Buyer's risk. TDM willnot be liable for any acts or omissions of third party packers orshippers.9. Remedies for non-paymentWithout prejudice to any rights that the Seller may have, if theBuyer without prior agreement fails to make payment for thelot within 5 working days of the auction, TDM may in its solediscretion exercise 1 or more of the following remedies:-(a) store the lot at its premises or elsewhere at the Buyer’s solerisk and expense;(b) cancel the sale of the lot;(c) set off any amounts owed to the Buyer by TDM against anyamounts owed to TDM by the Buyer for the lot;(d) reject future bids from the Buyer;(e) charge interest at 4% per annum above HSBC Bank plc BaseRate from the Payment Date to the date that the Purchase(f)Price is received in cleared funds;re-sell the lot by auction or privately, with estimates and reservesat TDM’s discretion, in which case the Buyer will be liable for anyshortfall between the original Purchase Price and the amountachieved on re-sale, including all costs incurred in such re-sale;(g) Exercise a lien over any Buyer’s Property in TDM’s possession,applying the sale proceeds to any amounts owed by the Buyerto TDM. TDM shall give the Buyer 14 days written noticebefore exercising such lien;h) commence legal proceedings to recover the Purchase Price forthe lot, plus interest and legal costs;(i)disclose the Buyer’s details to the Seller to enable the Seller tocommence legal proceedings10. Failure to collect purchases(a) If the Buyer pays the Purchase Price but does not collect thelot within 20 working days of the auction, the lot will be storedat the Buyer's expense and risk at TDM’s premises or inindependent storage(b) If a lot is paid for but uncollected within 6 months of theauction, following 60 days written notice to the Buyer, TDM willre-sell the lot by auction or privately, with estimates andreserves at TDM’s discretion. The sale proceeds, less all TDM’scosts, will be forfeited unless collected by the Buyer within 2years of the original auction.11. Data Protection(a) TDM will use information supplied by Bidders or otherwiseobtained lawfully by TDM for the provision of auction relatedservices, client administration, marketing and as otherwiserequired by law.(b) By agreeing to these Conditions of Business, the Bidder agrees tothe processing of their personal information and to the disclosureof such information to third parties world-wide for the purposesoutlined in Condition 11(a) and to Sellers as per Condition 9(i).12. Miscellaneous(a) All images of lots, catalogue descriptions and all othermaterials produced by TDM are the copyright of TDM.(b) These Conditions of Business are not assignable by any Buyerwithout TDM’s prior written consent, but are binding onBidders' successors, assigns and representatives.(c) The materials listed in Condition 1(a) set out the entireagreement between the parties.(d) If any part of these Conditions of Business be heldunenforceable, the remaining parts shall remain in full forceand effect.(e) These Conditions of Business shall be interpreted in accordancewith English Law, under the exclusive jurisdiction of the EnglishCourts, in favour of TDM.Thomas Del Mar Ltd.‘s Authenticity GuaranteeIf Thomas Del Mar Ltd. sells an item of Property which is latershown to be a “Counterfeit”, subject to the terms below ThomasDel Mar Ltd. will rescind the sale and refund the Buyer the totalamount paid by the Buyer to Thomas Del Mar Ltd. for thatProperty, up to a maximum of the Purchase Price.The Guarantee lasts for one (1) year after the date of the relevantauction, is for the benefit of the Buyer only and is non-transferable.“Counterfeit” means an item of Property that in Thomas Del MarLtd.’s reasonable opinion is an imitation created with the intent todeceive over the authorship, origin, date, age, period, culture orsource, where the correct description of such matters is notincluded in the catalogue description for the Property.Property shall not be considered Counterfeit solely because of anydamage and/or restoration and/or modification work (including, butnot limited to, recolouring, tooling or repatinating).Please note that this Guarantee does not apply if either:-(i)the catalogue description was in accordance with the generallyaccepted opinions of scholars and experts at the date of thesale, or the catalogue description indicated that there was aconflict of such opinions; or(ii) the only method of establishing at the date of the sale that theitem was a Counterfeit would have been by means ofprocesses not then generally available or accepted,unreasonably expensive or impractical; or likely to havecaused damage to or loss in value to the Property (in ThomasDel Mar Ltd.’s reasonable opinion); or(iii) there has been no material loss in value of the Property fromits value had it accorded with its catalogue description.To claim under this Guarantee, the Buyer must:-(i) notify Thomas Del Mar Ltd. in writing within one (1) month ofreceiving any informationthat causes the Buyer to question theauthenticity or attribution of the Property, specifying the lotnumber, date of the auction at which it was purchased and thereasons why it is believed to be Counterfeit; and(ii) return the Property to Thomas Del Mar Ltd. in the samecondition as at the date of sale and be able to transfer goodtitle in the Property, free from any third party claims arisingafter the date of the sale.Thomas Del Mar Ltd. has discretion to waive any of the aboverequirements. Thomas Del Mar Ltd. may require the Buyer toobtain at the Buyer's cost the reports of two independent andrecognised experts in the relevant field and acceptable to ThomasDel Mar Ltd. Thomas Del Mar Ltd. shall not be bound by anyreports produced by the Buyer, and reserves the right to seekadditional expert advice at its own expense. In the event ThomasDel Mar Ltd. decides to rescind the sale under this Guarantee, itmay refund to the Buyer the reasonable costs of up to twomutually approved independent expert reports, provided alwaysthat the costs of such reports have been approved in advance andin writing by Thomas Del Mar Ltd.215


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Thomas Del Mar LtdIn association with Sotheby’sABSENTEE BID FORM(please print or type)Sale Title:Antique Arms, Armour & MilitariaDate:7th December 2006NameAddressCode: HIPPOPlease mail or fax to:Thomas Del Marc/o Sotheby’s OlympiaHammersmith RoadLondonW14 8UXFax +44 (0) 207 602 5973ImportantPlease bid on my behalf at the above sale for thefollowing Lot(s) up to the hammer price(s)mentioned below. These bids are to be executedas cheaply as is permitted by other bids orreserves and in an amount up to but notexceeding the specified amount. The auctioneermay open the bidding on any lot by placing abid on behalf of the seller. The auctioneer mayfurther bid on behalf of the seller up to theamount of the reserve by placing responsive orconsecutive bids for a lot.I agree to be bound by Thomas Del Mar Ltd’sConditions of Business. If any bid issuccessful, I agree to pay a buyer’s premiumon the hammer price at the rate stated in thefront of the catalogue and any VAT, oramounts in lieu of VAT, which may be due onthe buyer’s premium and the hammer price.Methods of PaymentThomas Del Mar Ltd. welcomes the followingmethods of payment, most of which willfacilitate immediate release of your purchases.Wire Transfer to our BankElectronic transfers may be sent directly to ourBank:HSBC Bank Plc38 High StreetDartfordKent DA1 1DGPostcodeTelephone/HomeBusinessFaxVAT No.EmailSignedDateCard type (Visa, Mastercard, Debit)Card NumberCardholder NameExpiry DateBilling Address (if different from above)Cardholder SignatureIf you wish Thomas Del Mar Ltd. to ship your purchases, please tick ___Lot No Lot Description £ Bid PriceIBAN No.:GB78MIDL40190481632140BIC.:MIDLGB22Sort Code: 40-19-04Account No.: 81632140Account Name.:Thomas Del Mar LtdCredit/Debit CardA 3% surcharge is payable on all credit cardtransactions; there is no charge for debitcards. By signing this form you areauthorizing payment for this sale.Sterling Bankers DraftDrawn on a recognised UK bankSterling Cash or ChequeCheques must be drawn on a recognised UKbank. We require seven days to clear acheque without a letter of guarantee from yourbank.219


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